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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, 2014
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, Sydney Blair, John Casey, Jeb Livingood, and Chris Tilghman.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships

All students are fully funded for two years.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 


Other Features: 

Students study under Rhea Visiting Writers and Lecturers. Rhea Visiting Writers stay on campus for one week and offer a public reading, conduct a craft talk, and hold intensive one-on-one tutorials with students.

The GRE is not required for admission into the program.

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