University of Nevada, Las Vegas

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
1997
Location: 
Las Vegas, NV
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
15
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2023
Application Fee: 
$60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Claudia Keelan
Core Faculty Includes: 

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

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding through graduate assistantships of $15,000 per year, which include in-state tuition and provisions for health insurance.

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.

Graduates: 

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