University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Urbana, IL
Poetry, Fiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 1, 2024
Application Fee: 
$70 ($90 for international students)
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
John Dudek
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Ángel García, Janice Harrington, Christopher Kempf, Corey Van Landingham
Fiction: Amy Hassinger, Ted Sanders, Alex Shakar, David Wright Faladé

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding. The program offers teaching assistantships, scholarships, financial aid, fellowships, and publishing assistantships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features the Kaplan Family Writer-in-Residence Series and Robert J. Carr Visiting Authors Series. It also offers courses in literary publishing, screenwriting, game design, and writing for children and young adults.

The application deadline is December 1 for fiction and December 15 for poetry. 

Certain application fee waivers are available—more info here.