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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, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Melissa Hartland
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Rigoberto Gonzalez, Rachel Hadas, A. Van Jordan, John Keene, and Brenda Shaughnessy. Fiction writers: Alice Elliott Dark,Tayari Jones, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Akhil Sharma. Nonfiction writer: James Goodman.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Part-Time Lectureships, three Chancellor's Tuition Remission Awards, four 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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