West Virginia Wesleyan College

West Virginia Wesleyan College

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Buckhannon, WV
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
October 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jessie van Eerden
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Mark DeFoe, Devon McNamara, and Doug Van Gundy. Fiction writers: Richard Schmitt and Jessie van Eerden. Nonfiction writer: Eric Waggoner.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Scholarships, Loans

Other Features: 

This program offers writers the opportunity to emphasize the connection between place and identity. Students may focus on their home area, one of the field-study destinations, or the Appalachian region. Additionally, the faculty-to-student ratio for this program does not exceed 1:4. Writers may spend one residency in a Wesleyan-supervised field seminar in Ireland or another approved travel destination. All students attend two 10-day residencies per year.

The deadline for spring applications is October 1; the deadline for fall applications is April 1.