University of San Francisco

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
San Francisco, CA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2024
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Micah Ballard
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: D. A. Powell
Fiction: Stephen Beachy, Lewis Buzbee, Laleh Khadivi, Nina Schuyler, K. M. Soehnlein, Susan Steinberg
Creative Nonfiction: Dave Madden

Visiting Writers include Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Cristina García, Aya de Leon, and Monica West.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. Some teaching assistantships and fellowships are offered.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program offers small workshop classes, one-on-one mentoring, professional development, a reading series with visiting writers, the Emerging Writers Festival, Life After the MFA symposia, and more.


Thomas Burke, Liza Campbell, Matthew D. Dalton, George Dohrmann, Kate Folk, Abeer Y. Hoque, Jen Larsen, Joshua Mohr, Courtney Moreno, Thomas Peele, Craig Santos Perez, Cynthia Robinson, Wendy Tokunaga