University of Central Arkansas

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Conway, AR
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2020
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Stephanie Vanderslice
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Sandy Longhorn, Mark Spitzer
Fiction: M. Shelly Conner, Mark Spitzer, John Vanderslice
Nonfiction: Jennie Case, Mark Spitzer, Stephanie Vanderslice

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers teaching assistantships, graduate assistantships in the Writing Center and with the magazines Arkana and Oxford American, and internships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program, which has an emphasis on professional development, also offers coursework in publishing, creative writing pedagogy, drama, and screenwriting. The program hosts an artist-in-residence series and the C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference, which students attend for free. Program applicants are not required to take the GRE.