Vermont College of Fine Arts

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Montpelier, VT
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
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Contact Name: 
Ann Cardinal
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Ralph Angel, Mark Cox, Matthew Dickman, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Cynthia Huntington, Richard Jackson, Tomás Q. Morín, Natasha Saje, Betsy Sholl, Leslie Ullman, Nance Van Winckel, David Wojahn

Fiction: Trinie Dalton, Connie May Fowler, Abby Frucht, Douglas Glover, Rigoberto Gonzalez, David Jauss, T. Geronimo Johnson, Ellen Lesser, Brian Leung, Bret Lott, Richard McCann, Clint McCown, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Martha Southgate, Domenic Stansberry, Larry Sutin, Nance Van Winckel, Robert Vivian

Nonfiction: Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Connie May Fowler, Douglas Glover, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Cynthia Huntington, Barbara Hurd, Bret Lott, Patrick Madden, Richard McCann, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Sue William Silverman, Larry Sutin, Robert Vivian

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers fellowships and merit awards.

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Students attend two 10-day residencies each year, in June and December, on the VCFA campus in Montpelier, Vermont. The program offers a translation concentration, as well as opportunities for dual-genre study, and also offers optional overseas residencies in Puerto Rico and Slovenia, and postgraduate opportunities such as the Postgraduate Writers' Conference and the Novel Retreat.


Nickole Brown, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Allison Adele Hedge Coke, Bob Hicok, LeAnne Howe, Wally Lamb, Melissa Pritchard, Jo-Ann Mapson, Maureen Seaton, Mahtem Shiferraw, Tim Seibles, Neela Vaswani