Cornell University

Cornell University

MFA and PhD Programs

MFA Program Established: 
Ithaca, NY
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2013
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Michele Mannella
Core Faculty Includes: 

Alice Fulton, Ishion Hutchinson, Michael Koch, J. Robert Lennon (Director), Joanie Mackowski, Robert Morgan, Ernesto Quiñonez, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Stephanie Vaughn, Helena Maria Viramontes

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships

All students receive full tuition waivers in exchange for one year of editorial assistantship at EPOCH and one year of First-Year Writing Seminar teaching.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program hosts an annual reading series as well as a visiting writers series. Other features include an MFA/PhD Joint-Degree Program and the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. There is also a summer art studio and creative writing workshop held in Italy.

In addition to funding opportunities during the course of the program, students may apply to teach for two additional years after earning their degree.


Melissa Bank, NoViolet Bulawayo, Gabrielle Calvocaressi, Catherine Chung, Junot Diaz, Téa Obreht, Emily Rosko, Alexi Zentner