One of the nation’s oldest MFA Programs, and one of the “Top Five Most Innovative” (The Atlantic Monthly), we offer degree tracks in Fiction, Poetry and Literary Translation.
Recent graduates have won the Stegner Fellowship, the £15,000 BBC International Short Story Award, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, and Fulbright Fellowships, among others. Learn more...


  • MFA Student Headlines OPWC Reading

    Fourth-year student Willi Goehring will showcase his unique blend of music and poetry as the featured reader at the Ozark Poets & Writers Collective, 7pm, January 27, at Nightbird Books.
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  • Thank You for Applying!

    Thanks to all who submitted applications to our MFA program this fall. Our review committees are reading your manuscripts, a process that can take considerable time. We appreciate your patience and the chance to consider your work!
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