University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Ann Arbor, MI
Poetry, Fiction
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
44 students; 22 fellows
Application Deadline: 
January 1, 2017
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Airea D. Matthews
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Linda Gregerson, Tung-Hui Hui, Laura Kasischke, Khaled Mattawa, Keith Taylor
Fiction: Michael Byers, Peter Ho Davies, Eileen Pollack, Douglas Trevor, Claire Vaye Watkins

The Delblanco Visiting Professor for 2016–2017 is poet Tarfia Faizullah.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds all students through fellowships, graderships, 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.


Jesmyn Ward, Celeste Ng, Airea D. Matthews, Donovan Hohn, Joshua Edwards, Brittany Bennett, Chigozie Obioma, Paisley Rekdal