University of Central Arkansas

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Conway, AR
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2023
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, Stephanie Vanderslice
Nonfiction: Jennie Case, M Shelley Conner, 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.

Travel to conferences such as AWP is also paid for by the program.

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.