The MFA in Writing is a three-year degree providing students with the time and opportunity to produce a book-length final manuscript. Our graduate writing faculty have distinguished nationally and internationally through numerous publications and awards. They include poets Yona Harvey, Diana Khoi Nguyen, and Dawn Lundy Martin; fiction writers Angie Cruz, William Lychack, and Irina Reyn; and, in nonfiction, Jeanne Marie Laskas, Michael Meyer, and Peter Trachtenberg, with Erin Anderson teaching digital narrative.
Ready to apply? Visit the Department of English's main graduate program page for more information.
In addition to travel and research funding, the Writing Program offers teaching assistantships, as well as the K. Lefoy Irvis Fellowships. Learn more.
Learn more about recently offered MFA courses. For a complete list of courses offered and the most current descriptions, visit the School of Arts and Sciences course descriptions database.
In addition to the support that our students provide one another, the program offers an extensive array of academic, professional, and social opportunities for graduate students and their families.