Vermont College of Fine Arts

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Montpelier, VT
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
25-30 per semester
Application Deadline: 
August 17, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact Name: 
Melissa Hammerle, Director
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Ralph Angel, Mark Cox, Matthew Dickman, 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, David Jauss, T. Geronimo Johnson, Ellen Lesser, Brian Leung, Bret Lott, Richard McCann, Clint McCown, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Martha Southgate, Nance Van Winckel, Robert Vivian

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

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers fellowships and merit awards.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

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.

Students also have the opportunity to attend a residency abroad in Puerto Rico or Slovenia. The Puerto Rico residency takes place in January in Old San Juan and El Yunque; the Slovenia residency takes place in June in Ljubljana and Skofja Loka.

The priority scholarship deadline is August 17 for the winter residency and February 2 for the summer residency; the final deadline is September 14 for the winter residency and March 1 for the summer residency.


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, Robin MacArthur, Donald Quist