University of Arkansas

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1966
Location: 
Fayetteville, AR
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
4 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
14
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2019
Application Fee: 
$0
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Davis McCombs
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Geoffrey Brock, Geffrey Davis, Michael Heffernan, Davis McCombs
Fiction: Ellen Gilchrist, Toni Jensen, Padma Viswanathan
Translation: Geoffrey Brock, John DuVal

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding. Nearly all students receive teaching assistantships, which includes a full tuition waiver and annual stipend. Graduate fellowships and annual fellowships, including several Walton Fellowships of $14,000 and several Lily Peter Fellowships of $1,000 or greater, are also available.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program also offers degrees in translation, and hosts the Distinguished Readers Series and the Walton Visiting Writers series, through which students get the chance to meet and work with guest writers each year. Other features include opportunities to join the staff of the Arkansas International, teach creative writing workshops to schoolchildren throughout Arkansas as part of the Writers-in-the-Schools program, and read their work at local events and festivals.

Graduates: 

Erika Carter, John Dufresne, Beth Ann Fennelly, Tom Franklin, Barry Hannah, Chloe Honum, Miroslav Penkov, Susan Perabo, Nic Pizzolatto, Lucinda Roy, Jacob Shores-Argüello, Leon Stokesbury, Tony Tost, C. D. Wright, Steve Yarbrough, Paul Zimmer