San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

http://www.sjsu.edu/english/graduate/mfa/

Degrees Offered

MFA

Genres

Fiction, Poetry, CNF, Drama, Screenwriting

Residency type

Full

Program length

48 semester hours

Financial Aid

The MFA program at SJSU is a dual-genre program that provides concentrations in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and playwriting/screenwriting. Students must declare a primary and a secondary genre to apply for admission.

Teaching opportunities

MFA students have the opportunity to apply for teaching associate positions in the English Department in their second year. Teaching associates are limited to taking two courses (6 semester-units) while teaching one or two sections of lower-division General Education courses, usually Freshman Composition. Teaching associates receive, in addition to a modest salary, a 6-unit fee waiver.

Editorial opportunities

Students may work on Reed, one of the oldest literary jourals west of the Mississippi.

Graduates

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