University of California, Riverside

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Riverside, CA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 5, 2021
Application Fee: 
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Contact Name: 
Bryan Bradford
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Allison Hedge Coke, Katie Ford, Allison Benis White
Fiction: Charmaine Craig, Josh Emmons, Steve Erickson, Alex Espinoza, Nalo Hopkinson, Michael Jayme, John Jennings, Laila Lalami, Goldberry Long, Jane Smiley, Susan Straight, Andrew Winer
Nonfiction: Reza Aslan, Emily Rapp Black, Tom Lutz
Playwriting/Screenwriting: Erith Jaffe-Berg, Charles Evered, Rickerby Hinds, Stu Krieger, Robin Russin

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding for all students in their first year through fellowships. In their second year, most students receive funding through teaching assistantships.

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The program also offers degrees in playwriting and screenwriting, and hosts the annual Writer’s Week.

The application deadline for fellowship consideration is January 5. Applications received after January 5 are accepted on a rolling basis until the following September.


Neil Aitken, Bonnie Bolling, Jo-Scott Coe, Ching-In Chen, Kevin Cramer, Nicelle Davis, Kate Durbin, Adam Gallari, Vanessa Hua, Paul Jacques, Victoria Patterson, Bala Rajasekharuni, Rob Rinow, Alexis Vergalla