Western Michigan University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1981
Location: 
Kalamazoo, MI
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
2-6
Application Deadline: 
January 10, 2018
Application Fee: 
$50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Steve Feffer
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Nancy Eimers, Richard Katrovas, William Olsen
Fiction: Richard Katrovas, Thisbe Nissen
Nonfiction: Richard Katrovas
Playwriting: Steve Feffer

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding. Most students receive a three-year teaching assistantship, which includes a full tuition waiver and an annual stipend.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program also offers degrees in playwriting, and courses in creative nonfiction. Other features include the Gwen Frostic Reading Series and Gwen Frostic Creative Writing Awards, the student-run literary magazine Third Coast, the literary press New Issues Press, and opportunities to collaborate with the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center and local theater organizations.

Graduates: 

Bonnie Jo Campbell, Lisa Fishman, Hedy Habra, Cara Beth Heath, David Dodd Lee, Lisa Lenzo, Dan Mancilla