University of Maryland (College Park)

University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Three-year program (36 credits)

Funding: “Our stipend increases slightly each year. For the MFAs admitted for Fall 2017, the stipend is between $20,000 and $21,000.” -Lindsay Bernal, Academic Coordinator [Apr 14, 2017]

Faculty: Elizabeth Arnold, Maud Casey, Michael Collier, Emily Mitchell, Howard Norman, Stanley Plumly, Joshua Weiner

Application (Deadline Jan. 17):

  • Manuscript: up to 25 double-spaced pages for fiction; 10-15 pages for poetry
  • Statement of Goals, Research Interests, and Experiences: the statement, which should not exceed 1000 words, should address relevant aspects of your educational experience, your creative interests, and your reasons for applying to our program.
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • General GRE scores optional
  • $75 application fee

Admission rate: “We admit 8 MFA students per year (4 in fiction and 4 in poetry). This past year we received about 200 applications.” -Lindsay Bernal, Academic Coordinator [Apr 14, 2017]