University of Kentucky

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Lexington, KY
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2023
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Frank X Walker, Director
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: DaMaris Hill, Julia Johnson, Shauna Morgan, Frank X Walker
Fiction: DaMaris Hill, Andrew Milward, Crystal Wilkinson
Creative Nonfiction: Janet Eldred, DaMaris Hill, Erik Reece

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

This program is fully funded and offers eight teaching assistantships annually. They are typically awarded to three fiction writers, three poets, and two creative nonfiction writers. Each TAship includes a stipend of approximately $17,000 full tuition remission, and student health insurance.

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

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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.