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Rutgers University, Newark

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Newark, New Jersey
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 10, 2014
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Kelly Cook
Core Faculty Includes: 

Alice Elliott Dark, H Bruce Franklin, Rigoberto Gonzalez, James Goodman, Rachel Hadas, Tayari Jones, John Keene, Jayne Anne Phillips, Akhil Sharma, Brenda Shaughnessy

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Part-Time Lectureships, Half-Tuition Scholarships, Truman Capote Fellowships, part-time positions in the Writing Center

Other Features: 

This program features the Writers at Newark Reading Series as well as the Student Reading Series. It also hosts the Writers at Newark Reading Group for members of the community. Course offerings include creative nonfiction, publishing, and jazz studies.

Students select from three elective concentrations: Literature/Book Arts, Performance/Media Studies, or Cultural/Political/Ethnic Studies.


Kevin Catalano, Susan Muaddi Darraj, Saeed Jones, Ryan McIlvain, Gregory Pardlo, Christa Parravani, Robert Pulcini, Evan Roskos, Roberto Santiago, Lisa Tracy

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