University of Missouri

PhD Program

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Program Established: 
Columbia, MO
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 1, 2024
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Gabriel Fried
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Aliki Barnstone, Gabriel Fried
Fiction: Trudy Lewis, Speer Morgan, Phong Nguyen
Nonfiction: Donald Quist

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program is fully-funded and offers teaching assistantships, fellowships, and opportunities for advanced students to serve as interns with the Missouri Review and the poetry department of Persea Books.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program offers annual writing prizes, a visiting writers series, publishing internships, and memberships in the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) and the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP).

Students complete their degree in five years. The program now accepts multigenre in addition to single genre applications.