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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, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Alan Soldofsky
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Persis Karim, Samuel Maio, and Alan Soldofsky. Fiction writers: John Engell and Nick Taylor. Nonfiction writer: 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: 

Teaching Associate Positions, Scholarships, Awards and Prizes, Internships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Reed Magazine, Orchard Valley Review

Other Features: 

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


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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