University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

http://creativewriting.virginia.edu/

Degrees Offered

MFA

Genres

Fiction, Poetry

Residency type

Full

Program length

2 years

Financial Aid

All our students receive the same amount of funding, and they do not have to re-compete for funding in their second year.

Teaching opportunities

Our students teach their own creative writing classes in fiction and poetry (they don't just run a discussion section of a larger course or do freshman comp).

Editorial opportunities

Our MFA program is also the home of Meridian, a semiannual literary magazine edited by our graduate students and distributed nationally. Meridian publishes twice a year, in January and May. The journal features outstanding fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from both emerging and established writers, and work from Meridian contributors has gone on for inclusion in Best American Poetry, Best American Essays, New Stories from the South, and the Pushcart anthology.

Graduates

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