The University of Tennessee — Knoxville based in Knoxville, TN offers a fully funded MFA in creative writing. The MFA program in Creative Writing promotes a combination studio/academic course of study. Students receive critical feedback on their poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction in writing workshops, scrutinize aspects of the genre in special topics classes, and investigate larger theoretical and historical contexts for creative work in literature, rhetoric, writing, and linguistics courses. There is no cost to apply to the MFA program. All MFA students are fully funded, with generous opportunities for additional financial support. Check the website for the round 1 deadline.