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University of Virginia

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1981
Location:
Charlottesville, Virginia
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
25
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
$85
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jeb Livingood
Core Faculty Includes: 

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

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds all students at $20,000 per academic year in its standard two-year program. First-year students have no teaching obligations. Second-year students teach one section of intro poetry or fiction writing each term. An optional third year of $10,000 in teaching support is available to a handful of students.

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. The program also awards the $10,000 Henfield Prize, given for the best work of fiction written by a student in the program.

Students are not required to take the GREs for admission.

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