Arcadia University

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Glenside, PA
Poetry, Fiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
15 per genre
Application Deadline: 
March 1, 2025
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Joshua Isard
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Genevieve Betts, Michelle Reale
Fiction: Stephanie Feldman, Joshua Isard, Tracey Levine, Eric Smith

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding, along with 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.

The course sequence for MFA students can be found on the program’s website.


Madeline Anthes, Rebekah Coxwell, Francis Daulerio, Chris DiCicco, Daniel Difranco, Sarah Edmonds, Nick Gregorio, Tianna Hansen, Andrew Huffman, Justin Hunter, Matt Kabik, Nick Mehalick, Lawrence Mullen, Nika Murphy, Nick Perilli, Michele Reale, Kailey Tedesco