West Virginia University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Morgantown, WV
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2017
Application Fee: 
Contact Name: 
Mary Ann Samyn
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: James Harms, Mary Ann Samyn
Fiction: Mark Brazaitis, Glenn Taylor
Nonfiction: Kevin Oderman, Christa Parravani, Ethel Morgan Smith, Tony Swofford

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds all students through teaching assistantships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the annual Sturm Writer-in-Residence; the West Virginia Writers' Workshop; and various outreach activities, including writing groups for middle school students and senior citizens.


Kelly Moffett, author of Waiting for a Warm Body to Fill It and If the God of Water Enters Your House, Bow (poetry)

Molly Brodak, Instructions for a Painting and Little Middle of the Night (poetry)

Sara Pritchard, author of Crackpots: a Novel, Lately, and Help Wanted: Female (fiction)

Katie Fallon, author of Cerulean Blues (nonfiction)

Erin Tocknell, author of Confederate Streets (nonfiction)

Maggie Glover, author of How I Went Red (poetry)