Virginia Tech

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2005
Location: 
Blacksburg, VA
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
7-9
Application Deadline: 
January 8, 2019
Application Fee: 
$75
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Erika Meitner
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Nikki Giovanni, Bob Hicok, Jeffrey Mann, Erika Meitner, Carmen Giménez Smith
Fiction: Edward Falco, Evan Lavender-Smith, Lucinda Roy, Matthew Vollmer

The visiting writers for 2018-19 include Stephanie Burt, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, sam sax, Zadie Smith, Steve Tomasula, and Terry Tempest Williams.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding through three-year teaching and graduate assistantships. Each assistantship includes a full tuition waiver, health insurance, and annual stipend of at least $16,650.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts a visiting writers series, and encourages students to engage in cross-genre work with courses in playwriting, creative nonfiction, new media creative writing, and literary editing.

More information can be found on their Tumblr.

Graduates: 

Anuradha Bhowmik, Weston Cutter, Jeremy Griffin, Christopher Linforth, Carrie Meadows, Soraya Palmer, Xandria Phillips, KMA Sullivan, Julia Tillinghast, Robert Walker, Lamar Wilson