University of Kansas

PhD Program

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Program Established: 
Lawrence, KS
Poetry, Fiction
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 31, 2021
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.


Jason Baltazar, Alyse Bensel, Danny Caine, Nino Cipri, Cyrus Console, DaMaris Hill, Denise Low, Mercedes Lucero, Tod Marshall, Kate Elizabeth Russell, Katie Savage, Simone Savannah, Rebekah Taussig