University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

MA Program

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Program Established: 
Milwaukee, WI
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
8-10 (MA and PhD students combined)
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2021
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Liam Callanan
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Brenda Cárdenas, Rebecca Dunham, Mauricio Kilwein Guevara
Fiction: Liam Callanan, Mauricio Kilwein Guevara, Valerie Laken

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

This program offers teaching assistantships, fellowships, and awards. 

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts several internal writing contests with cash awards, and the United We Read Graduate Student/Faculty Reading Series and the Visiting Writers Series. Visiting writers and poets have included Juan Felipe Herrera, Daniel Borzutzky, Paisley Rekdal, Nicole Cooley, C. Dale Young, Carmen Giménez Smith, Kyoko Mori, Ron Tanner, Adam Johnson, Nega Mezlekia, Charles Bernstein, among many others.

The program also features internal projects such as the Literary Circular and Read Local: Eat Local, which provides opportunities for students to edit and curate flash fiction and poetry publications in inventive formats.

Students usually complete their MA in two years.


Henri Cole, Susan Firer, Janet Jennerjohn, Bianca Spriggs