University of Tennessee, Knoxville

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2014
Location: 
Knoxville, TN
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
5
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2020
Application Fee: 
$60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Michael Knight
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Diana Khoi Nguyen (visiting faculty)
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 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 tutor at the university’s writing center.