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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 5, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Melissa Hartland
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Rigoberto González, Rachel Hadas, A. Van Jordan, and Brenda Shaughnessy. Fiction writers: Alice Elliott Dark, Tayari Jones, John Keene, 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: 

The program hosts a visiting writers series, the Writers at Newark Reading Series, and the Mentors Program. Other features include concentrations in cultural, political, and ethnic studies, literature and book arts, and performance and media 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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