Cornell University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1967
Location: 
Ithaca, NY
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
8
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2017
Application Fee: 
$105
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Kara Peet
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Alice Fulton, Ishion Hutchinson, Joanie Mackowski, Robert Ray Morgan, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
Fiction: John Robert Lennon, Ernesto Quiñonez, Stephanie Vaughn, Helena Maria Viramontes

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding. All students receive tuition, stipend, and student health insurance for the duration of the two years, which includes graduate assistant work in the first year, and teaching assistant assignments in the second year.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the Barbara and David Zalaznick Reading Series and the First-Year MFA Reading Series.

In addition to funding opportunities during the course of the program, students may apply to teach for two additional years after earning their degree.

Graduates: 

Melissa Bank, NoViolet Bulawayo, Gabrielle Calvocaressi, Catherine Chung, Junot Diaz, Téa Obreht, Emily Rosko, Alexi Zentner