University of California, Davis

MFA Program

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Davis, CA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 5, 2025
Application Fee: 
$135 for domestic applications, $155 for international applications
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Sarah Yunus
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Katie Peterson, Margaret Ronda, Joe Wenderoth
Fiction: Zinzi Clemmons, Lucy Corin, Pam Houston
Nonfiction: Zinzi Clemmons, Pam Houston
Hybrid: Lucy Corin, Katie Peterson

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers funding through teaching assistantships, graduate research positions, tuition waivers, and prizes.

Second-year students are offered teaching appointments to teach introductory undergraduate creative writing workshops in their genre.

Other Features: 

Students are invited to attend the Creative Writing Program Reading Series and participate in the Graduate Reading Series.

Students can concentrate in multi-genre as well as poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.


Jodi Angel, Stephan Eirik Clark, Thomas Heise, Jamil Kochai, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Melinda Moustakis, Austin Smith, Naomi Williams