University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Albuquerque, NM
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2020
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Daniel Mueller
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Michelle Brooks, Mark Caughey, Marisa P. Clark, Lisa D. Chavez, Diane Thiel
Fiction: Andrew Bourelle, Michelle Brooks, Marisa P. Clark, Daniel Mueller, Julie Shigekuni
Nonfiction: Steve Benz, Michelle Brooks, Gregory Martin, Diane Thiel

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding primarily through teaching assistantships, which are guaranteed for the full three years of the program. Graduate assistantships, scholarships, and other awards are also available.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Blue Mesa Review, University of New Mexico Press

Other Features: 

The program hosts the Works-in-Progress monthly reading series and the Joseph M. Russo Visiting Professorship in Creative Writing.


Bonny Arning, Paul Bogard, Dan Darling, Lisa Gill, Gary Jackson, Celia Laskey, Casandra Lopez, Juan Morales, Erika L. Sanchez, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Richard Vargas, Izzy Wasserstein, Tanaya Winder