University of Nevada, Las Vegas

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Las Vegas, NV
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2025
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Claudia Keelan
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Wendy Chen, Claudia Keelan
Fiction: Maile Chapman, Douglas Unger
Literary Nonfiction: Roberto Lovato, David J. Morris

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding through an English Department graduate assistantship of $21,000 per year, with a tuition waiver and provisions for health insurance. The Black Mountain Institute also provides an additional $2,000 spring semester scholarship to each MFA every year for three years.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The Black Mountain Institute hosts a Breakout Writers Series. Other features of the program include a cross-genre writing requirement, an international-focus travel requirement supported by scholarships and grants, a translation requirement, and opportunities to work for the literary magazines Interim and Witness.

The Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute, an international literary center within the College of Liberal Arts, works closely with the Creative Writing International Program to provide public programs, scholarships, and professional development opportunities to graduate students.


Aboyami Animashaun, Brittany Bronson, Marianne Chan, Dylan Fisher, Peter Golub, Dan Hernández, Jean Chen Ho, Dan Josefson, Sarah Kokernot, Oksana Marafioti, Clancy McGilligan, Megan Merchant, Mani Rao, Haider Shahbaz, Ernie Wang