Virginia Tech

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Blacksburg, VA
Poetry, Fiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 8, 2019
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 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.


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