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Columbia University School of the Arts

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
New York, New York
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 2, 2014
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Clarence Coo, Program Administrator
Core Faculty Includes: 

Donald Antrim, Susan Bernofsky, Lucy Brock-Broido, Nicholas Christopher, Stacey D'Erasmo, Timothy Donnelly, Deborah Eisenberg, Richard Ford, Lis Harris, Richard Howard, Margo Jefferson, Heidi Julavits, Binnie Kirshenbaum (Chair), Victor Lavalle, Sam Lipsyte, Richard Lock, Phillip Lopate, Ben Marcus, Patricia O’Toole, Orhan Pamuk, Simon Schama, Gary Shteyngart, Mark Strand, Alan Ziegler

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Fellowships, Research Assistantships, Scholarships, Internships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features the Creative Writing Lecture series, the KGB Faculty Selects reading series, the Nonfiction Dialogues series, and student readings such as Gallery.Special master classes, training, and teaching opportunities are available.

Opportunities are also available for students to intern with literary publications such as the New Yorker and at literary organizations such as the Academy of American Poets. Additonally, the program holds an annual mixer event with literary agents for alumni and students who have finished their coursework and have a book ready.


Jonathan Ames, Mary Jo Bang, Thomas Beller, Lucie Brock-Broido, Gabrielle Calvocoressi,  Henri Cole, Meghan Daum, Kiran Desai, Stephen Dubner, Peter Farrelly, Rivka Galchen, Philip Gourevitch, Eliza Griswold, John Haskell, Marie Howe, Heidi Julavits, Ben Kunkel, Victor LaValle, Adam Mansbach, Stephen McCauley, Dinaw Mengestu, Rick Moody, Richard Price, Camille Rankine, Karen Russell, Brenda Shaughnessy, Mona Simpson, Wells Tower

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