University of Massachusetts, Amherst

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1964
Location: 
Amherst, MA
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
20
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2017
Application Fee: 
$75
Contact Name: 
Barbara McGlynn
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Peter Gizzi, Ocean Vuong, Dara Wier
Fiction: Noy Holland, Edie Meidav, Sabina Murray, Jeff Parker

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. Nearly all students receive funding through teaching associateships and fellowships. The program also offers paid internships and the Juniper Prizes.

Other Features: 

The program hosts a visiting writers series, the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, the Writers Work career forum series, and the jubilat/Jones Reading Series. Students have the opportunity to participate as faculty or staff at the Juniper Institute for Young Writers.

Graduates: 

Brian Baldi, Rachel B. Glaser, Jeannie Hoag, Seth Parker, Greg Purcell, Andrew Michael Roberts, Wendy Xu, Jung Yun, Leni Zumas