University of Memphis

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1989
Location: 
Memphis, TN
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
9
Application Deadline: 
March 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
$35
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Sarah Ellis
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Alice Bolin, Marcus Wicker
Fiction: Cary Holladay, Courtney Miller Santo
Nonfiction: Alice Bolin

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers 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. Creative nonfiction classes are also available, however a degree is not currently offered. 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.

Graduates: 

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