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The New School

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
New York, New York
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Luis Jaramillo
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Mark Bibbins, Elaine Equi, Hettie Jones, David Lehman, Laurie Sheck, and Craig Morgan Teicher. Fiction writers: Jeffrey Allen, Jonathan Dee, Ann Hood, Shelley Jackson, Luis Jaramillo, James Lasdun, Patrick McGrath, Dale Peck, Helen Schulman, Tor Seidler, Darcey Steinke, Stephen Wright, and Tiphanie Yanique. Nonfiction writers: Susan Cheever, Zia Jaffrey, Suzannah Lessard, Greil Marcus, Honor Moore, Benjamin Taylor, and Brenda Wineapple.  

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, Program Assistantships, Fellowships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features the Writer's Life Colloquium, which presents at least 80 annual readings, lectures, forums, and other public programs, bringing visiting writers, teachers, editors, publishers, and literary agents to The New School. The School of Writing maintains long-standing relationships with foundational literary and cultural institutions, hosting awards ceremonies and events for the National Book Foundation, the National Book Critics Circle, PEN, Cave Canem, the Poetry Foundation, Villa Gillet, the Council of Literary Magazines and Publishers, the Poetry Society of America, the Academy of American Poets, the Story Prize, and the Publishing Triangle, among others.

The program also allows for dual concentrations and offers a concentration in Writing for Children.


Alysia Abbott, Christopher Beha, Jennifer Benka, Mark Bibbins, Jennifer Close, Alice Eve Cohen, Siobhan Fallon, Miranda Field, Amy Lawless, David Samuel Levinson, Douglas A. Martin, Patricia McCormick, Danielle Pafunda, Sufjan Stevens, Haley Tanner, Justin Taylor, Kathleen Ossip, Rachel Zolf

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