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, 2023
Application Fee: 
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Linda Gregerson, Tung-hui Hu, Khaled Mattawa

Fiction: Julie Buntin, Gabe Habash, Peter Ho Davies, Kiley Reid

Creative Nonfiction: Aisha Sabatini Sloan

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding for two years, which includes full tuition remission and monthly stipend through fellowships and graduate student instructorships. The program will be able to offer six qualifying graduates of our program one year of post-MFA funding.

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