Vermont College of Fine Arts

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Montpelier, VT
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 28, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Miciah Bay Gault
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Matthew Dickman, Ruben Quesada, Mary Ruefle
Fiction: Julianna Baggott, Jensen Beach, Trinie Dalton, Janet Fitch, Miciah Bay Gault, Porochista Khakpour
Nonfiction: Julianna Baggott, Trinie Dalton, Rigoberto González, Tim Kirkman, Jessica Hendry Nelson, Sean Prentiss

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding to most students. The program offers merit- and need-based scholarships, as well as several paid fellowships including the Hunger Mountain Fellowship, the Vermont Book Award Fellowship, and various teaching, editorial, library, and literary fellowships.

The priority scholarship deadline is February 28.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The MFA in Writing & Publishing (Residential) at the Vermont College of Fine Arts is a two-year program in Vermont. It offers a cross-genre focus and cross-disciplinary opportunities with the college’s six low-residency arts programs. Other features include opportunities to meet with visiting artists, writers, editors, and publishers; and take courses in print and digital publishing.