University of Missouri

PhD Program

Program Established: 
Columbia, MO
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Incoming Class Size: 
39 (MA and PhD students combined)
Application Deadline: 
January 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Sara Strong
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Aliki Barnstone, Gabriel Fried, Sw. Anand Prahlad
Fiction: Trudy Lewis, Speer Morgan, Phong Nguyen
Nonfiction: Julija Šukys

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program is fully-funded and offers teaching assistantships, fellowships, and opportunities for advanced students to serve as interns with the Missouri Review and the poetry department of Persea Press.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Missouri Review, Persea Press

Other Features: 

The program offers annual writing prizes, a visiting writers series, publishing internships, and memberships in the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) and Student Folklore Society (SFS). 

Students complete their degree in five years.