Western Michigan University

PhD Program

Program Established: 
1995
Location: 
Kalamazoo, MI
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Incoming Class Size: 
2-6
Application Deadline: 
January 10, 2020
Application Fee: 
$50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Steve Feffer
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Nancy Eimers, Richard Katrovas
Fiction: Richard Katrovas, Thisbe Nissen
Playwriting: Steve Feffer

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding through teaching assistantships, and editorial and administrative assistantships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program offers degrees in playwriting. The program also offers the Gwen Frostic Reading Series and Gwen Frostic Creative Writing Awards, the student-run literary magazine Third Coast, the literary press New Issues Press, and opportunities to collaborate with the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center and local theater organizations.

Graduates: 

Traci Brimhall, Adam Clay, Dustin M. Hoffman, Melinda Moustakis, Kristian O’Hare, Adam Pasen, Iliana Rocha, Glenn Shaheen, Rachel Swearingen, Kellie Wells, Bill Zorn