University of Tennessee, Knoxville

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Knoxville, TN
Poetry, Fiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 1, 2024
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Christopher Hebert
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Cornelius Eady, Iliana Rocha
Fiction: Margaret Lazarus Dean, Christopher Hebert, Michael Knight
Nonfiction: Margaret Lazarus Dean

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding. All students receive a tuition waiver, stipend, and health insurance for two years.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the University of Tennessee Creative Writing Reading Series. Other features include the literary magazine Grist; opportunities to meet with visiting agents and editors; opportunities to conduct community outreach with the Young Writers’ Institute; travel and research funds; and pedagogical training and opportunities to teach creative writing classes and tutor at the university’s writing center.

The early application deadline is December 1 with no application fee; final deadline is January 15 with a $60 application fee.