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University of Mississippi, Oxford

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Oxford, Mississippi
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 5, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Blair Hobbs
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Beth Ann Fennelly, Ann Fisher-Wirth, and Derrick Harriell. Fiction writers: Matthew Bondurant, Tom Franklin, and Chris Offutt. The Grisham Writer in Residence for 2015–2016 will be fiction writer Kiese Laymon.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Grisham Fellowships, Graduate Instructorships, Honors Fellowships, Scholarships, Prizes

All students are fully funded.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Yalobusha Review

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. Other features include the student-run literary journal Yalobusha Review.


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

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