University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA

School notes

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, CNF

Residency type


Program length

3 years

Financial Aid

MFA candidates are funded through a range of appointments including Teaching Associate, Teaching Assistant, and Research Assistant position; fellowships; and paid internships. Currently, 100% of full-time candidates are funded at a level sufficient to bring a waiver of tuition and most fees plus an annual stipend of around $24,000. In addition, the MFA Program offers several smaller fellowships and awards each year.

Teaching opportunities


Editorial opportunities

 One full fellowship as managing editor of jubilat; plus opportunities with The Massachusetts Review, Paperbark, Radius, Slope Editions, and the University of Massachusetts Press

Cross-genre study



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