University of Texas, James A. Michener Center for Writers

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1993
Location: 
Austin, TX
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
36
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
$65
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Marla Akin
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Kurt Heinzelman, Lisa Olstein, Dean Young
Fiction: Michael Adams, Edward Carey, Oscar Casares, Peter LaSalle, James Magnuson, Elizabeth McCracken, Deb Olin Unferth

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds all students through James A. Michener Fellowships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program also offers degrees in playwriting and screenwriting, and hosts a visiting writer series and a reading series.

Graduates: 

Kevin Powers, Philipp Meyer, Domenica Ruta, Emily Rapp, Matthew Dickman, Michael Dickman, Michael McGriff, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Abhijat Joshi, George Brant, Brian McGreevy, Fiona McFarlane, Roger Reeves, Virginia Reeves, Joseph Skibell, Carson Kreitzer