Southern Illinois University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1996
Location: 
Carbondale, IL
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
8-10
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
$65
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Allison Joseph
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Judy Jordan, Allison Joseph
Fiction: Pinckney Benedict, Scott Blackwood, Beth Lordan

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding. The program offers a tuition waiver and a stipend through teaching and research assistantships.

Apply by February 1 to be eligible for funding; the regular application deadline is February 15.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the student-run Little Grassy Literary Festival, a visiting writers series, and the student- and faculty-run Young Writers Workshop. Other features include internships and assistantships with Crab Orchard Review, the Devil's Kitchen Literary Festival, and the Saluki Writers Project.

Graduates: 

Ruth Awad, Curtis L. Crisler, Kerry James Evans, Rachel Furey, Adrian Matejka, Michael Meyerhofer, Ben Percy, Jared Yates Sexton, Amie Whittemore