Lenoir-Rhyne University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2012
Location: 
Asheville, NC
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Online
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
7
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$35
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Laura Hope-Gill
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Luke Hankins, Laura Hope-Gill
Fiction: Dale Bailey, Dale Neal, Jamieson Ridenhour
Nonfiction: Laura Hope-Gill
Narrative Healthcare: Laura Hope-Gill

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Graduate studies assistantships are available by application.

Other Features: 

Named for Asheville native Thomas Wolfe, the program situates writers in the current of history, develops craft and creativity and supports risk-taking and meaning-making in a supportive and constructive online or in-person environment.

The program offers concentrations in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and narrative healthcare, as well as special courses in a variety of fields, such as screenplay, digital storytelling, and science fiction.

Completion is between two to three years, but is flexible.

Priority application deadline for the fall semester is August 2.

Graduates: 

Laura Blackley, Tanya Davis, Megan de Matteo, Melanie Ferguson, Madelyn Edwards, Daniel J. Waters