Western Colorado University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2010
Location: 
Gunnison, CO
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
12-15
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Tyson Hausdoerffer
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Aaron A. Abeyta, Tyson Hausdoerffer, Julie Kane, Andrew Sellon, Ryan Wilson
Genre Fiction: Carlos Hernandez, Kat Howard, Candace Nadon, Rick Wilbur, Fran Wilde
Screenwriting: Trai Cartwright, JS Mayank
Nature Writing: Aaron A. Abeyta, Laura Pritchett, Julianne Warren
Publishing: Kevin J. Anderson

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers scholarships and loans.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend one two-week residency each July at the Western Colorado University campus in Gunnison, Colorado.

The program now offers four distinct MFA concentrations: Genre Fiction, Poetry, Screenwriting for Film and Television, and Nature Writing. The program also offers an MA in publishing.

The program also offers coursework in pedagogy, editing, the business side of writing, and criticism.

The priority application deadline is June 1.