2 years
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 72,688
Foreign students
USD 72,688
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Stetson Low-Residency MFA is a two-year hybrid program consisting of classroom and online work culminating in a master's degree focused on one of two genres: Fiction or Poetry in the Expanded Field. This degree encourages students to grow as both writers and global citizens. The program follows all guidelines and best practices outlined by AWP, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, of
which Stetson University is a member.

Students attend four working residencies where, over the course of ten intensive days, they participate in workshops, craft lectures, readings and discussions. The program culminates in a fifth and final graduation residency. January residencies are held at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. June residencies are held abroad. The Hotel de Minas in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, would host our first summer residency. Future summer residencies would include San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Rio de Janerio, Brazil; and Cartagena, Colombia. Between residencies, a student works directly with the instructor, exchanging four online “packets” of work and reading a book list established in concert with the instructor. In the final semester, a student completes a thesis-length project that is presented (via both a public reading and craft lecture) in their final residency. New cohorts begin the program at the January residency. Students are admitted to the program primarily on the strength of the writing sample submitted with the application.

Entry Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing Sample