University of Memphis

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Memphis, TN
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
March 1, 2023
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Sarah Ellis
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Emily Skaja, Marcus Wicker
Fiction: Mark Mayer, Courtney Miller Santo, Eric Schlich

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers both full and partial funding. Teaching and graduate assistantships, fellowships, and awards are available to qualified students.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features the River City Writers Series as well as the Student Reading Series.

Students may mix genres and choose from four tracks: Studio, Literary Studies, Creative/Professional Writing, Cross Disciplinary Studies. Courses are also offered in publishing and literary career-building.

The application deadline is October 15 for the spring semester and March 1 for the fall semester. Applications are considered year-round.


Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Ruth Bauman, Darnell Arnoult, Will Christopher Baer, Matt Cook, Alexandria La Faye, Doug Haines, CD Mitchell, Kendra Vanderlip, Ashley Roach-Freiman, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, Randy Rudder, Courtney Miller Santo, John Schulze, Mark Yakich