Arcadia University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Glenside, PA
Poetry, Fiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
15 per genre
Application Deadline: 
March 1, 2019
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Joshua Isard
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Genevieve Betts, James Warner
Fiction: Paul Elwork, Stephanie Feldman, Joshua Isard, Tracey Levine, Eric Smith

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding through graduate assistantships and financial aid. Accepted students may apply for teaching assistantship positions.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

All students turn in a complete, book-length manuscript for their thesis at the end of the program. Students attend three weeklong residencies, in August and January at the Arcadia University campus in Glenside, Pennsylvania; and in July in Edinburgh, Scotland. The program hosts readings and discussions with writers and publishers.

The priority application deadline is March 1; admissions are made on a rolling basis thereafter as space allows.


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