University of Missouri, Kansas City

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
2008
Location: 
Kansas City, MO
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
17-20
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2022
Application Fee: 
$45
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Whitney Terrell
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Hadara Bar-Nadav
Fiction: Christie Hodgen, Michael Pritchett, Whitney Terrell
Nonfiction: Christie Hodgen, Whitney Terrell
Playwriting: Frank Higgins
Screenwriting: Mitch Brian

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding; approximately half of all incoming students receive full funding. The program offers graduate teaching assistantships, scholarships, the Writers for Readers internships at the Kansas City Public Library, and other awards.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program also offers degrees in playwriting and screenwriting, and cohosts the Maya Angelou Book Award and the Cockefair Chair Writer-in-Residence reading series. Students have the opportunity to intern with New Letters, the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast and local partners including the Kansas City Public Library and Andrews McMeel Publishing.

Contact admissions@umkc.edu for information on fee waivers for applications.

Graduates: 

Piper Abernathy, Brian Clifton, Liz Cook, Karla Deel, Scott Ditzler, Emily Geminder, Mary Henn, Nicole Higgins, Alysse Hotz, Anne Kniggendorf, Teresa Leggard, Joni Lee, Marcus Meyers, Cameron Morse, Steve Revare, Jermaine Thompson