Regis University

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Denver, CO
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
10 per cohort
Application Deadline: 
July 1, 2022
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Andrea Rexilius
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Carolina Ebeid, Khadijah Queen, Suzi Q. Smith

Fiction: Olivia Abtahi, Steven Dunn, Traci L. Jones, Lori Ostlund, Mathangi Subramanian, Denise Vega, Rachel Weaver, Erika T. Wurth

Creative Nonfiction: Erika Krouse, TaraShea Nesbit, Jenny Shank, Addie Tsai, David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers limited partial funding via scholarship and internship.

Other Features: 

The program also offers concentrations in young adult fiction and speculative fiction, and single semester studies in scriptwriting, graphic narrative, and picture books. Single semester studies also offer an editing mentorship with Rebecca McEwen. The program offers a teaching internship with Rachel Weaver, and a publishing internship with Switchback Books.

Students attend two ten-day residencies each year, in January and July, at the Regis University campus in Denver. The program also offers an optional summer residency in the Aran Islands in Ireland.

The priority deadline is November 1 and the regular deadline is November 15 for the January residency. The priority deadline is June 15 and final deadline is July 1 for the July residency.


Noel Black, Shannon Blair, Meca’Ayo Cole, Andre Hoilette, PJ Holliday, Kateri Kramer, Mary Kurtz, Hillary Leftwich, Jason Masino, Violet Mitchell, Nawal Nader-French, Shoshana Surek, Stephanie Vessely