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Hunter College

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1999
Location:
New York, New York
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
36
Application Deadline:
Application Fee: 
$125
Contact E-mail: 
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Catherine Barnett, Donna Masini, and Tom Sleigh. Fiction writers: Peter Carey, Nicole Krauss, Colum McCann, Claire Messud, and Roxanna Robinson. Nonfiction writers: Kathryn Harrison and Alexandra Styron.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships, Scholarships, Grants, Paid Internships with The Threepenny Review and Graywolf Press, Hertog Fellowships, Norma Lubetsky Friedman Scholarship.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features the Distinguished Writers Series and provides a supplemental seminar in research for fiction and nonfiction students.

Through the Hertog Fellowship program, students conduct research for working authors. Recent examples of books that students conducted research for include: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, and On Changing My Mind by Zadie Smith.

Graduates: 

Bill Cheng, Scott Cheshire, Alex Gilvarry, Phil Klay, Janice Y. K. Lee, Liz Moore, Jason Porter, Jeff Rotter, Gary Shteyngart, Jessica Soffer, Maria Venegas

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