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William Paterson University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Wayne, New Jersey
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Cross-Genre
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
12 students per year
Application Deadline:
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
John Parras
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Timothy Liu and Christopher Salerno. Fiction writers: Marina Budhos, Phil Cioffari, John Parras, and Martha Witt. Nonfiction writer: Brad Gooch.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Graduate Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the annual Spring Writer’s Conference. Other features include Map Literary: A Journal of Contemporary Writing & Art, and a program with the Playwright’s Theater of New Jersey, through which professional actors and directors arrange live performances of student writing.

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