- Fall priority admission: February 15
- Spring priority admission: November 1
- Summer admission
- Required materials
- Application form and fee
- Statement of purpose*
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Writing Sample**
*Statement of Purpose: Describe your current or planned genre focus and aesthetic aims, and explain how both are influenced by your past experiences as a reader and writer of literature.
Prose: Submission cannot exceed 25 pages.
Poem: 12 poems not exceeding 15 pages. Each poem must be submitted on a separate page.
Please note that required credit hours for graduation have been reduced from 48 to 36 for students entering the program — see new MFA Requirements — starting in 2020 (which change is not yet reflected in offical AU catalog materials below for current students).