Augsburg College

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2013
Location: 
Minneapolis, MN
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
15-20
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
$0
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Kathleen Matthews
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Heid E. Erdrich, Cary Waterman
Fiction: Stephan Eirik Clark, Cass Dalglish, Lindsay Starck
Nonfiction: Jack El-Hai, Neal Karlen
Playwriting: Carson Kreitzer, Sarah Myers
Screenwriting: David Grant

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers no funding.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Howling Bird Press, which administers its annual National Book Prize.

Students enrolled in the publishing concentration work as editors of a literary press that publishes a book-length collection of prose or poetry each year.

Other Features: 

Students attend one ten-day residency each July at the Augsburg College campus in Minneapolis.

The program also offers degrees in playwriting and screenwriting, as well as concentrations in teaching practice and theory, translation, and publishing.

Admissions are accepted on a rolling basis; the priority deadline is February 1.