Northern Michigan University

Marquette, MI

Our commitment to hybrid and experimental work, as well as genre fiction, and our geographic location make us unique. The program has access to several beautiful writing retreat locations, including a light station on Granite Island and a rustic camp in the woods. During regular years, the department also offers generous travel funding for grad students participating in conferences. 

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, CNF

Residency type


Program length

3 years

Part-time study

Yes, but unusual

Financial Aid

Funding is available through graduate and teaching assistantships

Teaching opportunities


Editorial opportunities

Yes, Passages North.

Cross-genre study



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