Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2018
Location: 
Edwardsville, IL
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
5-10
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2021
Application Fee: 
$40
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Geoff Schmidt
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Tiana Clark, Joshua Kryah
Fiction: Geoff Schmidt, Valerie Vogrin

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers teaching assistantships, which include tuition waivers.

The priority application deadline is February 1, and the separate application deadline for graduate assistantships is February 21. General admissions are made on a rolling basis until July 20.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program offers courses in creative writing pedagogy and literary editing, as well as “Writer in the World,” a two-course sequence that emphasizes service learning.

Graduates: 

Jay Moad, David Rawson, Elizabeth Moore, Adam Sirgany, Raphael Maurice