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San Jose State University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
San Jose, California
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
March 1, 2017
Application Fee: 
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.


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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