University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Ann Arbor, MI
Poetry, Fiction
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2020
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Linda Gregerson, Tung-hui Hu, Van Jordan, Laura Kasischke, Khaled Mattawa
Fiction: Michael Byers, Peter Ho Davies, Douglas Trevor
Creative Nonfiction: Aisha Sabatini Slaon

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding, which includes a full tuition remission and monthly stipend through fellowships and graduate student instructorships. All qualified graduates are guaranteed a third-year Zell Fellowship based in Ann Arbor.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the Zell Visiting Writers Series, through which invited guests give readings, hold craft talks, lead workshops, and offer individual consultations with students. Other program features include opportunities to teach with 826michigan and InsideOut Detroit, work on the Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology, learn letterpress skills at Wolverine Press, curate the student reading series, and partner with other area literary organizations.


Brittany Bennett, Vievee Francis, Donovan Hohn, Airea D. Matthews, Celeste Ng, Chigozie Obioma, Paisley Rekdal, Jia Tolentino, Jesmyn Ward