Stetson University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2015
Location: 
DeLand, FL
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
20 each year
Application Deadline: 
April 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
$50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Sara Noureddine
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Cyriaco Lopes, Rosa Alcalá, Urayoán Noel, Jena Osman, Terri Witek
Fiction: Teresa Carmody, Angie Cruz, Laurie Foos

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. The 2016 international residency was held in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and the 2017 residency was held in Santiago, Chile. Future residency sites include Cuenca, Ecuador; Cordoba, Argentina; and Montreal, Canada.

The priority application deadline is December 1 for the spring term and April 1 for the summer term.

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.