Augsburg University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2013
Location: 
Minneapolis, MN
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
15
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$0
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Stephan Clark
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Jim Cihlar, Heid E. Erdrich, Cary Waterman
Fiction: Stephan Eirik Clark, Lindsay Starck
Nonfiction: Anika Fajardo, Kathryn Savage
Playwriting: Alice Cohen, Carson Kreitzer, Sarah Myers
Screenwriting: Stephan Eirik Clark, Andy Froemke

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding: a Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship is available to one qualified incoming student each year.  

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. Beginning in 2021, it will be held at Hyatt Regency in the Twin Cities.

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

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