Cornell University

PhD Program

Program Established: 
Ithaca, NY
Poetry, Fiction
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2017
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Kara Peet
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Alice Fulton, Ishion Hutchinson, Joanie Mackowski, Robert Ray Morgan, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
Fiction: John Robert Lennon, Ernesto Quiñonez, Stephanie Vaughn, Helena Maria Viramontes

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

This program is fully funded. Students receive tuition, stipend, and student health insurance for the duration of the 5 years, which includes grad school fellowships in the first year and 4th year, and Teaching Assistant assignments in the second, third, and fifth year.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program is a Joint MFA/PhD program which is an MFA in Creative Writing and a Ph.D in English Literature.


Melissa Bank, NoViolet Bulawayo, Gabrielle Calvocaressi, Catherine Chung, Junot Diaz, Téa Obreht, Emily Rosko, Alexi Zentner