DeSales University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Center Valley, PA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
Contact Name: 
Patrick Crerand
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Stephen Myers
Fiction: Patrick Crerand, Juilene Osborne-McKnight
Nonfiction: Stephen Myers

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers no funding. There are options for tuition deferment.

Other Features: 

Summer residencies take place in August in the Celtic world, including Ireland, Scotland, and Nova Scotia.

Visiting writers have included Dean Koontz, Emma Donoghue, William Kent-Kreuger, Marilyn Nelson, Kathleen Jamie, James Robertson, Jane Friedman, John Grogan, Paula Yoo, Donal Ryan, Lee Upton, Matt Bell, and Lia Purpura, among others.

The Writing in the Spirit series includes spiritual speakers, writers, readings and contemplative practices, such as Compline.


Suzanne Baltsar, Skye Cruz, Laura Farley, Christine Fischer, Timothy Flynn, Lori Fox, Kristin Laudenslager, Grace Manidis, Allison McCausland, Teresa Messineo, Olin Perkins, Bernadette Pope, Katherine Ramsland, Christopher Shaddock, Kelly Schmitz