University of Kansas

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PhD Program

Program Established: 
Lawrence, KS
Poetry, Fiction
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 31, 2020
Application Fee: 
$65 ($85 for international)
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Mary Strickell
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Joe Harrington, Megan Kaminski
Fiction: Kij Johnson, Laura Moriarty
Playwriting: Darren Canady

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding through graduate teaching assistantships and fellowships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program also offers a concentration in playwriting.

The program hosts the Visiting Writers Series. In addition, the university offers resources for research, including the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction; the History of Black Writing Project, which is currently being digitized; and the second-largest collection of Irish literature outside of Dublin at the Spencer Library and Archives.

Students complete their PhD in five years.


Alyse Bensel, Danny Caine, Nino Cipri, DaMaris Hill, Mercedes Lucero, Kate Russell, Katie Savage