University of Tampa

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Tampa, FL
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
40-50 each year
Application Deadline: 
April 15, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Lynne Bartis
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Sandra Beasley, Erica Dawson, Donald Morrill, Alan Michael Parker
Fiction: Jessica Anthony, Brock Clarke, Mikhail Iossel, Stefan Kiesbye, Kevin Moffett, Jason Ockert, Jeff Parker, Corinna Vallianatos
Nonfiction: Sandra Beasley, John Capouya, Donald Morrill

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers some merit-based scholarships to incoming students.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend two 10-day residencies each year, in January and June, at the University of Tampa campus in downtown Tampa, Florida.

The funding application deadline for the January residency is September 15, 2017; the final application deadline is December 4, 2017. The application deadline for the June residency is April 15, 2018.

During each residency, the program hosts the Lectores Reading Series, which has featured writers such as Terrance Hayes, Denis Johnson, Miranda July, George Saunders, and Patricia Smith.