University of Wisconsin, Madison

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Madison, WI
Poetry, Fiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Sean Bishop
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Amy Quan Barry, Sean Bishop, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Jesse Lee Kercheval
Fiction: Danielle Evans, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Ron Kuka, Judith Claire Mitchell

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program is fully-funded. All students receive teaching assistantships in both creative writing and freshman composition. In addition to their teaching stipends, all students receive complete tuition remission plus scholarships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Devil's Lake

Other Features: 

Admission alternates between genres. Persons wishing to write poetry should apply in even-numbered years. Persons wishing to write fiction should apply in odd-numbered years. UW-Madison’s English Department permits its PhD students the opportunity to request a minor in creative writing. The program does not offer a PhD in creative writing.

For the 2017–2018 year, the program will accept poetry students.