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Lesley University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
March 1, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Erin Belieu, Sharon Bryan, Teresa Cader, Rafael Campo, Steven Cramer, Adrian Matejka, Joan Houlihan, Cate Marvin, and Kevin Prufer. Fiction writers: Tony Eprile, Laurie Foos, Rachel Kadish, Hester Kaplan, Michael Lowenthal, William Lychack, Christine Shea, and A .J. Verdelle. Nonfiction writers: Jane Brox, Rachel Manley, Roland Merullo, Kyoko Mori, and Pamela Petro.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Graduate Assistantships, Work Study, Limited Scholarships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Other Features: 

Students attend two nine-day residencies each year, in January and June, at the Lesley University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The program also offers degrees in writing for stage and screen, and writing for young people, and offers an interdisciplinary focus; all students complete an interdisciplinary project such as publishing or teaching internship, or study in another genre.

To be eligible for funding, submit application materials by September 1 for the January residency or by March 1, 2016, for the June residency.


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