Northern Arizona University

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MFA Program

Program Established: 
2012
Location: 
Flagstaff, AZ
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
16
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2020
Application Fee: 
$65
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 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 Witter-Bynner Foundation and the Arizona Commission on the Arts sponsor our Indigenous Writers reading series. The MFA program helps host NonfictioNow and the Northern Arizona Book Festival.

Graduates: 

Ana Maria Spagna, Jerry Gabriel, Tammy Greenwood-Stewart, Todd Robert Sullivan, Kama O'Connor, Sean Carswell, Zoe Hitzel, Ben McClendon,  Mel McCuin, Lauren Sullivan, Grace Liew, Stacy Murison, Bo Schwabacher, Weldon Ryckman, Margarita Cruz, Michael Buckius.