Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

http://www.vanderbilt.edu/creativewriting/

Degrees Offered

MFA

Genres

Fiction, Poetry

Residency type

Full

Program length

2 years

Financial Aid

Every student in the MFA program receives full-tuition remission, health insurance, and a stipend in addition to the salary they receive for teaching. Students are also eligible to receive travel grants to attend the AWP Conference (and other academic conferences). Moreover, applicants with exceptionally-high GRE scores and undergraduate academic records may also be nominated for topping-up awards from the Graduate School that will increase the amount of their stipends.

Teaching opportunities

All first-year students work as Writing Consultants in the Vanderbilt Writing Studio, and second year students teach an introductory creative writing workshop in their genre.

Editorial opportunities

The inaugural issue of Nashville Review, a literary journal edited by students in the MFA program, appeared in Spring 2010. The online journal pays contributors to publish fiction and nonfiction, poetry and comics, music (lyrics and tunes) and paintings, drawings, and photography as cover art. The Review also publishes interviews with established writers, artists, and musicians, along with essays, reviews, and translations.

Graduates

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