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Cornell University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Ithaca, New York
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2014
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Alice Fulton, Ishion Hutchinson, Joanie Mackowski, Robert Morgan, and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon. Fiction writers: J. Robert Lennon, Ernesto Quiñonez, Stephanie Vaughn, and Helena Viramontes.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships

All students receive full tuition waivers and a stipend for editorial work at Epoch and for teaching freshman undergraduate literature seminars.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program hosts an annual reading series as well as a visiting writers series. Other features include an MFA/PhD Joint-Degree Program and the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. There is also a summer art studio and creative writing workshop held in Italy.

In addition to funding opportunities during the course of the program, students may apply to teach for two additional years after earning their degree.


Melissa Bank, NoViolet Bulawayo, Gabrielle Calvocaressi, Catherine Chung, Junot Diaz, Téa Obreht, Emily Rosko, Alexi Zentner

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