University of Arkansas

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Fayetteville, AR
Poetry, Fiction
4 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 12, 2018
Application Fee: 
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: 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 $13,000 and several Lily Peter Fellowships of $1,000 or greater, are also available.

Other Features: 

The program also offers degrees in translation, and hosts the Distinguished Readers Series and a visiting writers series, through which students have the opportunity to work with guest writers each semester. Other features include opportunities to teach in the community through the Writers in the Schools program, and to read at local events and festivals.


John Dufresne, Beth Ann Fennelly, Tom Franklin, Barry Hannah, Miroslav Penkov, Susan Perabo, Dale Ray Phillips, Nic Pizzolatto, Leon Stokesbury, Tony Tost, C. D. Wright, Steve Yarbrough, Paul Zimmer