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San Jose State University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2001
Location:
San Jose, California
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
45-55
Application Deadline:
March 1, 2017
Application Fee: 
$55
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Alan Soldofsky
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Persis Karim, Samuel Maio, Alan Soldofsky
Fiction: John Engell, Nick Taylor
Nonfiction: Cathleen Miller

The 2015 Author-in-Residence is nonfiction writer Andrew Lam; the 2016 Author-in-Residence is fiction writer Cristina García.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers teaching associate positions, scholarships, and internships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Reed Magazine, Orchard Valley Review

Other Features: 

The program also offers degrees in scriptwriting, and requires students to study in two genres. The program also hosts readings, conversations, the Lurie Author-in-Residence program, and master classes in collaboration with the Center for Literary Arts.

Graduates: 

Daniel Arnold, Sally Ashton, Darrell Dela Cruz, Erica Goss, Mark Heinlein, Samantha Lé, Peter Nathaniel Malae, Neli Moody, Anne Jennings Paris, C. J. Sage, Carmen Gimenez Smith

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