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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:
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Melissa Ratliff
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Erin Belieu, Sharon Bryan, Teresa Cader, Rafael Campo, Steven Cramer, Thomas Sayers Ellis, 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, Leah Hager Cohen, Alexandra Johnson, Rachel Manley, Kyoko Mori, and Pamela Petro.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Graduate Assistantships, Work Study, Limited Scholarships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Other Features: 

This program hosts visiting writers as well as editors and literary agents. Publishing and editing internships at magazines and publishing houses are available, as are independent studies in interviewing, reviewing, copy-editing, translating, research for writing projects, and art history. Other courses include art, literature, and the teaching of writing. 


KB Ballentine, Mark Edwards, Thomas Fitzgerald, Beth Raisner Glass, Michael Graves, Patricia Lynn Gutman, Melanie Henderson, Kathy Park, Claudia Rueda

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