Florida Atlantic University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Boca Raton, FL
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
November 1, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Mary Sheffield
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Becka McKay, Susan Mitchell, Mark Scroggins
Fiction: A. Papatya Bucak, Jason Schwartz
Nonfiction: Andrew Furman, Kate Schmitt

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds all students through teaching assistantships. The program also awards the Lawrence Sanders Fellowship, the Griffin Award, and the Swann Awards for summer funding.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program hosts the Off the Page Reading Series as well as the Lawrence Sanders Writer-in-Residence series, and creative writing workshops in literary translation, experimental prose, and book arts. Students have the opportunity to teach creative writing at the undergraduate level and in the community. Students can also complete internships for credit; previous students have interned with the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, Tethered by Letters, Theater Lab (FAU's resident theater company), and other organizations.

The application deadline is November 1 for the spring semester and January 15 for the fall semester.