University of Massachusetts, Amherst

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1964
Location: 
Amherst, MA
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
70
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
$75
Contact Name: 
Barbara McGlynn
Core Faculty Includes: 

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

The 2016–2017 faculty includes poets James Haug and Lynn Xu.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds nearly all students 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.