University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry

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Financial Aid

All of our PhD candidates and MFA students receive tuition waivers and teaching assistantships or fellowships. All are fully funded, and we provide generous financial support for travel to conferences. In the past few years, we’ve brought to campus editors, agents, and a host of writers––Richard Bausch, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jessmyn Ward, Kevin Wilson, Dorothy Allison, Charles Baxter, Terrance Hayes, to name a few––many of whom not only gave readings, but also directed workshops and worked one-on-one with students.


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