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University of Virginia

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Charlottesville, Virginia
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jeb Livingood
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Rita Dove, Paul Guest, Debra Nystrom, Gregory Orr, and Lisa Russ Spaar. Fiction writers: Jane Alison, Jeffrey Renard Allen, Sydney Blair, John Casey, Elizabeth Denton, Jeb Livingood, and Christopher Tilghman.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships

All students are fully funded for two years.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 


Other Features: 

The program hosts the Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Program and the Rea Writer Series, which includes weeklong visits and one-on-one conferences with notable writers. Other features include the literary magazine Meridian, and the $10,000 Henfield Prize, given for the best work of fiction written by a student in the program.

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