University of Massachusetts, Boston

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2007
Location: 
Boston, MA
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
10
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2018
Application Fee: 
$60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Renata Tutko
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Jill McDonough, Lloyd Schwartz
Fiction: John Fulton, Askold Melnyczuk

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding through administrative assistantships, which includes a full tuition and a quarter-fee waiver, as well as an annual stipend of $4,220. In recent years, all students have received full funding, though the program cannot guarantee full funding.

Teaching assistantships, grants, and opportunities to teach in public schools and work with Breakwater Review are also available.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the Global Voices reading series, the Pub Nights series, and the SUBMITATHON submission sessions. Other features include internships with local organizations such as 826 Boston, GrubStreet, and Veterans Upward Bound.