University of Massachusetts, Amherst

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Amherst, MA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2020
Application Fee: 
Contact Name: 
Cheena Marie Lo
Core Faculty Includes: 

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

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. Nearly all students receive funding through teaching associateships, which provide full tuition credit, 95 percent of the cost of health insurance, and a stipend. The program also offers fellowships and paid internship opportunities.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
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.


Brian Baldi, Mira Bartok, Gabriel Bump, Rachel B. Glaser, Jeannie Hoag, Dorothea Lasky, Andrea Lawlor, Seth Parker, Greg Purcell, Lev Raphael, Andrew Michael Roberts, Karen Skolfield, Natasha Tretheway, Wendy Xu, Jung Yun, Leni Zumas