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University of South Florida

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Tampa, Florida
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 1, 2017
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Rita Ciresi
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Hunt Hawkins, Jay Hopler, Heather Sellers
Fiction: Karen Brown, Rita Ciresi, John Henry Fleming, Jarod Roselló
Nonfiction: Heather Sellers, Ira Sukrungruang

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds all students with full tuition remission and teaching assistantships of approximately $14,500. Health insurance is included.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program also offers a concentration in comics/graphic narrative, and hosts the Florida Literary Arts Coalition reading series, the student-run colloquium Blank Pages, the student-run reading series 6 X 6, and a National Poetry Month celebration.


Karen Brown, Alicia Thompson, John Nieves, Daniele Pantano, Jaquira Diaz

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