University of Kentucky

MFA Program

See writers who attended this program
Program Established: 
Lexington, KY
Poetry, Fiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2021
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Frank X Walker, Director
Core Faculty Includes: 

Crystal Wilkinson, Andrew Milward, Julia Johnson, Frank X Walker, Gurney Norman, Erik Reece, Hannah Pittard, DaMaris Hill, Janet Eldred. 

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

This program is fully funded and offers eight teaching assistantships annually. They are typically awarded to four fiction writers and four poets. Each TAship includes a stipend of approximately $15,900, full tuition remission, and student health insurance. 

Admitted MFA students are additionally eligible to apply for University-wide fellowships offered through the Graduate School.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts a writer in residence, and in addition to a visiting writers series, the program also offers summer reading stipends and opportunities for summer writing residencies at cabins in Tennessee and Virginia, exclusively available to current and graduated students.