Virginia Tech

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Blacksburg, VA
Poetry, Fiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 16, 2018
Application Fee: 
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 2017-2018 include Chris Bachelder, Natalie Diaz, Rachel B. Glaser, Tim Seibles, and Cheryl Strayed.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding through three-year teaching assistantships. Each teaching assistantship includes a full tuition waiver, health insurance, and annual stipend of at least $16,500.

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.


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