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Fairfield University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Fairfield, Connecticut
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Michael C. White
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Carol Ann Davis and Baron Wormser. Fiction writers: Rachel Basch, Alan Davis, Eugenia Kim, Howard Norman, Karen Osborn, Hollis Seamon, and Michael White. Nonfiction writers: Da Chen, Sonya Huber, Kim Kupperman, Peter Nichols, and William B. Patrick.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Graduate Assistantships, Grants, Scholarships, Work Study, Internships, Post-Grad Teacher Training Program

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program hosts seminars and panel discussions with agents and editors form the New York City area. The curriculum incorporates a multiple-genre thesis option.

Residencies are available at Ender's Island and in Sicily. Additionally, students may apply for the Fairfield Book Prize for a first book, which includes publication by New Rivers Press.


Chris Belden, David Fitzpatrick, Colin Halloran, Deb Henry, Annabelle Moseley, A. J. O'Connell

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