University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1982
Location: 
Ann Arbor, MI
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
44
Application Deadline: 
January 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
75
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Megan Levad
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Linda Gregerson, Laura Kasischke, and Khaled Mattawa. Fiction writers: Michael Byers, Peter Ho Davies, Eileen Pollack, Keith Taylor, and Douglas Trevor.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Civitas Fellowship, Zell Summer Funding, Internships

All students receive full funding. Qualified graduates may earn Zell post-MFA, third-year support.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Michigan Quarterly Review and Canarium Books

Other Features: 

This program features a Visiting Writers Series and a student reading series. It offers pegagogical training and colloquia on a variety of topics (e.g., commercial publishing and getting government grants).

Second-year students have the opportunity to design and teach their own courses. Additionally, funding is offered for postage reimbursement and conference travel, as well as for attending the Moveen Residency.

Graduates: 

Michelle Chan Brown, Joshua Edwards, Donovan Hohn, Tung-Hui Hu, Nami Moon, Benjamin Paloff, Jess Row