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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1997
Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
36
Application Deadline:
January 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
$65
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Marianne Chan
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Claudia Keelan and Donald Revell. Fiction writers: Maile Chapman, Douglas Unger, and Richard Wiley.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships

All students are fully funded.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Interim, Witness

Other Features: 

This program is affiliated with the Black Mountain Institute. Students have the opportunity to interact with BMI creative writing fellows and international writers seeking refuge through the City of Asylum program.

The MFA program has an international focus; students complete a translation as part of their degree, spend ten weeks abroad in a country of their choice, and have the option of pursuing a Masters International degree in conjunction with service in the Peace Corps. Some MFA students have the opportunity to teach undergraduate creative writing courses. Editorial positions are available to MFA students on the journals Witness and Interim. Students also have the opportunity to read their work at Neon Lit, a monthly student-run reading series held at downtown art galleries.

Graduates: 

Maile Chapman, Joshua Kryah, Dan Josefson, Alissa Nutting, Vu Tran

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