Stetson University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
DeLand, FL
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
20 each year
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jamie Vanderlip
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Cyriaco Lopes, Laura Mullen, Urayoán Noel, Jena Osman, Carlos Soto-Román, Terri Witek
Prose: Teresa Carmody, Veronica Gonzalez-Peña, Aisha Sabatini Sloan

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding through merit-based scholarships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend two 10-day residencies each year, in January and June. The January residency is held at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The June residency is held abroad. International residency locations include San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (2016), Santiago, Chile (2017), and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2018). Future international residencies will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montreal, Canada.

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Beginning in 2018, all accepted students will begin with the January residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

The poetry track of the program, "Poetry in the Expanded Field," is one of the few low-residency MFA curriculums committed to experimentation and interdisciplinary work. MFA students have worked in dance, photography, video, social media, short prose forms, and graphic design. The prose track welcomes fiction, creative nonfiction, and hybrid narratives.