Virginia Tech

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Blacksburg, VA
Poetry, Fiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 8, 2023
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Matthew Vollmer
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Nikki Giovanni, Janine Joseph, Jeffrey Mann, Khadijah Queen, Carmen Giménez Smith, Soham Patel, Sophia Terazawa
Fiction: Edward Falco, Evan Lavender-Smith, Lucinda Roy, Matthew Vollmer

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding through three-year teaching and graduate assistantships. All students have the opportunity to teach composition and creative writing. Each assistantship includes a full tuition waiver, health insurance, and annual stipend of more than $20,000.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

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

Visiting writers for 2021-22 include Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Tommye Blount, Leah Hampton, Susan Nguyen, and Jesmyn Ward.

More information can be found on the program’s Tumblr page.


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