Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Nashville, TN
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2014
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Mark Jarman
Core Faculty Includes: 

Kate Daniels, Tony Earley, Rick Hilles, Mark Jarman, Lorraine López, Nancy Reisman

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

University Fellowships,  Kathryn Sedberry Poetry Prize, Academy of American Poets Prize

All students are fully funded. Competitive university graduate fellowships are also available.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features the Gertrude Vanderbilt and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series and the Writers in Residence Program. It also offers writing workshops for cancer survivors through the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

First-year students work as Graduate Writing Consultants in the Writing Studio, and second-year students teach one semester of a beginning creative writing workshop. Opportunities are also available for students to learn about alternative employment opportunities for writers other than teaching. Travel funding is available for conference presentations.