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Sarah Lawrence College

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Bronxville, New York
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Amparo Rios
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Tina Chang, Aracelis Girmay, Matthea Harvey, Cathy Park Hong, Marie Howe, Jeffrey McDaniel, Dennis Nurske, Kate Phillips, Martha Rhodes, Monica Youn

Fiction: Carolyn Ferrell, Garth Risk Hallberg, Kathleen Hill, David Hollander, Kristopher Jansma, Sophie McManus, Mary Morris, Brian Morton, Victoria Redel, Nelly Reifler, David Ryan, Joan Silber, Martha Southgate, Tiphanie Yanique

Nonfiction: Jo Ann Beard, Vinson Cunningham, Tim Kreider, Leigh Newman, Stephen O'Connor, Jacob Slichter, Vijay Seshadri, Dan Zevin

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers scholarships, grants, internships, and Sarah Lawrence gift aid.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program features biweekly one-on-one conferences with instructors; guest writer residencies; and regular student-faculty readings. Other features include the student-run Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival, the Summer Writing Seminars, and opportunities to teach in local schools, community organizations, colleges, and correctional facilities through the Community Writers Program.

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