Chapman University

Chapman University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1990
Location: 
Orange, CA
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
36
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jim Blaylock
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Anna Leahy
Fiction: Mark Axelrod, Richard Bausch, Jim Blaylock, Alicia Kozameh, Martin Nakell
Nonfiction: Tom Zoellner

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers fellowships that include a tuition waiver, teaching assistantships, scholarships, and internships.

To be eligible for funding, writers must apply by February 1.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the Tabula Poetica reading series and the John Fowles Center for Literature reading series.

Other features include the John Fowles Center fiction contest and the Pub(lishing) Crawl, through which students can meet with writers, editors, and agents.

The program offers a concentration in screenwriting.

Graduates: 

Sean Henry, Peggy Hesketh, Mike Lester, Julia Walton