Cornell University

Cornell University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1967
Location: 
Ithaca, NY
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
16
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
95
Contact E-mail: 
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Alice Fulton, Ishion Hutchinson, Joanie Mackowski, Robert Morgan, and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon. Fiction writers: Michael Koch, J. Robert Lennon, Ernesto Quiñonez, Stephanie Vaughn, and Helena Maria Viramontes.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships

All students receive full tuition waivers, health benefits, and a stipend for editorial work at Epoch and for teaching freshman undergraduate literature seminars.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the Barbara and David Zalaznick Reading Series and the First-Year MFA Reading Series.

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

Graduates: 

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