MFA ProgramSee writers who attended this program
Poetry: DaMaris Hill, Julia Johnson, Frank X Walker
Fiction: DaMaris Hill, Andrew Milward, Crystal Wilkinson
Creative Nonfiction: Janet Eldred, DaMaris Hill, Erik Reece
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 $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.
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.