Northern Arizona University

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MFA Program

Program Established: 
Flagstaff, AZ
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2020
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Nicole Walker
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Sherwin Bitsui, Andrea Francis, Nicole Walker
Fiction: Ann Cummins, Chelsey Johnson, Lawrence Lenhart
Nonfiction: Lawrence Lenhart, Kara Thompson, Nicole Walker

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers teaching assistantships and partial tuition waivers; 90 percent of students are usually fully funded.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

NAU’s MFA Program also offers an Environmental Writing Certificate, a program that combines Climate Science Writing, Regional Environmental Writing, Environmental Science, Communications, or Political Science coursework, and Field Study. The NFA program hosts the Narrow Chimney Reading Series, the NonfictioNOW Conference, and offers opportunities for a cross-genre thesis.


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