University of Nevada, Las Vegas

PhD Program

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Program Established: 
Las Vegas, NV
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2024
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Claudia Keelan
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Wendy Chen, Claudia Keelan
Fiction: Maile Chapman, Douglas Unger
Literary Nonfiction: Roberto Lovato, David J. Morris

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding through an English Department graduate assistantship of $21,000 plus an annual $9,000 BMI PhD Fellowship from the Black Mountain Institute. Each student receives a full tuition waiver and health care.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program is affiliated with the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute (BMI). Students have the opportunity to interact with BMI Shearing and City of Asylum Fellows.

The program admits students in alternating genres yearly.


David Armstrong, Mark Baumgartner, Maile Chapman, Olivia Clare, Colby Gillette, Joshua Kryah, Joe Milan, Jr., Andrew Nicholson, Alissa Nutting, Oscar Oswald, Maegan Poland, Lorinda Toledo, Vu Tran, Wendy Schuchart Wimmer, Heather Winterer