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University of Arkansas

MFA Program

Sunrise in the Ozark Mountains, near Fayetteville.  

MFA Program Established: 
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
4 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 8, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Davis McCombs
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Geoffrey Brock, Geffrey Davis, Michael Heffernan, and Davis McCombs. Fiction writers: Ellen Gilchrist, Toni Jensen, and Padma Viswanathan. Translator: John DuVal.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Arkansas Doctoral Fellowships, Walton Fellowships, Lily Peter Fellowships

Other Features: 

The program also offers degrees in translation, and hosts the Distinguished Reader Series and a visiting writers series, through which students have the opportunity to work with guest writers each semester. Other features include opportunities to teach in the community through the Writers in the Schools program, and to read at local events and festivals.


John Dufresne, Beth Ann Fennelly, Tom Franklin, Barry Hannah, Miroslav Penkov, Susan Perabo, Dale Ray Phillips, Nic Pizzolatto, Leon Stokesbury, Tony Tost, C.D. Wright, Steve Yarbrough, Paul Zimmer

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