Virginia Tech

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2005
Location: 
Blacksburg, VA
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
21
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
$75
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Erika Meitner
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Nikki Giovanni, Bob Hicok, Jeffrey Mann, Erika Meitner
Fiction: Edward Falco, Lucinda Roy, Matthew Vollmer

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds all students equally through three-year teaching assistantships. Each teaching assistantship includes a full tuition waiver, health insurance, and annual $16,000 stipend.

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.

The visiting writers for 2016-17 include Ocean Vuong, Lynda Barry, Stuart Dybek, Justin Cronin, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Beth Ann Fennelly, and Tom Franklin.

Graduates: 

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