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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, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Alice Fulton, Ishion Hutchinson, Joanie Mackowski, Robert Morgan, and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon. Fiction writers: Michael Koch, J. Robert Lennon, Ernesto Quiñonez, Stephanie Vaughn, and Helena Maria Viramontes.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships

All students receive full tuition waivers, health benefits, and a stipend for editorial work at Epoch and for teaching freshman undergraduate literature seminars.

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.


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

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