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University of Pittsburgh

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
December 10, 2014
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jesse Daugherty
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Lynn Emanuel, Yona Harvey, Terrance Hayes, and Dawn Lundy Martin. Fiction writers: Fiona Cheong, William Lychak, and Irina Reyn. Nonfiction writers: Jeanne Marie Laskas, Michael Meyer, and Peter Trachtenberg.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, Fellowships, Turow-Kinder Prize in Fiction, Brown Award, Block Award, Academy of American Poets Prize

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Hot Metal Bridge, No, Collision

Other Features: 

This program features the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series. The Graduate Placement Committee assists MA, MFA, and PhD candidates with job placement. The university also features the Pitt Writers' Cafe, an on-campus meeting and writing space.


Terrance Hayes, Rebecca Skloot, Judith Vollmer

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