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Cornell University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Ithaca, New York
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Michele Mannella
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: 

This program is fully funded; all students receive full tuition waivers, fellowships, teaching assistantships, and graduate assistantships.

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.


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