University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1982
Location: 
Ann Arbor, MI
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
22
Application Deadline: 
January 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
$75
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Maya West
Core Faculty Includes: 

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

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.

Graduates: 

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