Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Carbondale, IL
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Allison Joseph
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Judy Jordan, Allison Joseph, and Jon Tribble. Fiction writers: Pinckney Benedict, Scott Blackwood, and Beth Lordan.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, Internships, Editorial Positions, Writing Center Positions, Teaching the Young Writers Workshop

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program hosts a Visiting Writers Series as well as the Saluki Writers Project, which sends students into the community as volunteer teachers of creative writing. It is also host to the Devil's Kitchen Literary Festival and the Little Grassy Literary Festival. Opportunities are available for students to study abroad at National University in Galway, Ireland. Students may also participate in the Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students (AEGIS).


Ben Percy, Adrian Matejka, Michael Meyerhofer, Kerry James Evans, Rachel Furey, Curtis L. Crisler