University of Mississippi, Oxford

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MFA Program

Program Established: 
Oxford, MS
Poetry, Fiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2020
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Blair Hobbs
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Beth Ann Fennelly, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Melissa Ginsburg, Derrick Harriell, Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Fiction: Matthew Bondurant, Tom Franklin, Melissa Ginsberg, Kiese Laymon, Chris Offutt

The Grisham Writer in Residence for 2020–2021 will be Maurice Carlos Ruffin.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding through Grisham Fellowships, teaching assistantships, or fellowships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

There is no application fee for the first stage of the application process. There is no need to apply for admission to the Graduate School unless informed to move onto stage two, where there is a $50 application fee.

The program hosts the John and Renee Grisham Visiting Writers Series, the Oxford Conference on the Book, and a student-run reading series.


Greg Brownderville, Danielle Sellers, Alex Taylor, Milton O'Neal Walsh Jr., Caroline Randall Williams