Georgia College & State University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2002
Location: 
Milledgeville, GA
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
10–14
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2019
Application Fee: 
$40 ($35 for online applications)
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Laura Caron, John Sirmans
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Laura Newbern, Hali Sofala-Jones, Cecilia Woloch
Fiction & Nonfiction: Kerry Neville, Peter Selgin, John Sirmans

Poet in Residence: Martin Lammon

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers full funding (tuition waiver and teaching assistantship with stipend) for at least seven students each year. Additional scholarships are given to these students during their second and third years in the program. The program also offers teaching fellowships, graduate assistantships, summer assistantships, Writing Center assistantships, and creative writing assistantships for Peace Corps Fellows.

The entering class for Fall 2018 was fully funded.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Arts & Letters, Flannery O’Connor Review

Other Features: 

The program hosts a visiting writers series, which brings in six writers to give readings and meet with students each year. Other features include a student reading series and the Writers in the Schools program with Georgia College Early College.

The application deadline to be considered for an MFA assistantship is February 1. Applications submitted after February 1 may be considered for admission but are not eligible for MFA-sponsored assistantships.