University of Mississippi, Oxford

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2000
Location: 
Oxford, MS
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
24
Application Deadline: 
January 5, 2017
Application Fee: 
$0
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Blair Hobbs
Core Faculty Includes: 

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

The Grisham Writer in Residence for 2015–2016 will be poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds all students through Grisham Fellowships, teaching assistantships, or fellowships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

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

Graduates: 

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