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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Blacksburg, Virginia
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jeff Mann
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Fred D'Aguiar, Bob Hicok, and Erika Meitner. Fiction writers: Ed Falco, Jeff Mann, Lucinda Roy, and Matthew Vollmer.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships

All students are fully funded. Some summer support is available for international students.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features the Visiting Writers Series. The department also offers a PhD in Rhetoric and Writing as well as opportunities for creative nonfiction, new media writing, playwriting, and professional development. Knobler Graduate Scholar Awards are available, and editorial positions are available for The New River and The Minnesota Review.


Robert Walker, Weston Cutter, Lamar Wilson, Jeremy Griffin

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