University of South Florida

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Tampa, FL
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 1, 2024
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Heather Sellers
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Julie Koets, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Heather Sellers
Fiction: John Henry Fleming, Jarod Roselló, Jake Wolff
Nonfiction: Julie Koets, Heather Sellers, Jake Wolff
Comics: Jarod Roselló

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding. All students receive a graduate assistantship, which includes a full tuition waiver and a salary of approximately $13,000.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program offers coursework in comics/graphic narrative, as well as in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Students may take classes in multiple genres and submit hybrid theses.

The program hosts a reading series, the student-run colloquium Blank Pages, the student-run reading series 6 X 6, and a National Poetry Month celebration.


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