University of Nevada, Las Vegas

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Las Vegas, NV
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2020
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Douglas Unger
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Claudia Keelan, Donald Revell
Fiction: Maile Chapman, Douglas Unger
Literary Nonfiction: David Morris, José Orduña

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding through graduate assistantships, which include a full tuition waiver and health care.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts an emerging writers series. Other features include a cross-genre writing requirement, a requirement to study abroad for one semester, the option for students to complete their final year while serving in the Peace Corps, and opportunities to read for the literary magazines the Believer, Interim, and Witness.

This program is affiliated with the Black Mountain Institute, which hosts a reading and panel series, a fellowship program, and a translation series.


Olivia Clare, Maile Chapman, Joshua Kryah, Dan Josefson, Oksana Marafioti, Alissa Nutting, Vu Tran