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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, Professor
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Timothy Liu and Christopher Salerno
Fiction : Marina Budhos, Philip Cioffari, John Parras, Martha Witt
Nonfiction: Bradley Gooch

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Approximately three graduate assistantships worth approximately $12,000 each, and approximately three teaching assistantships worth approximately $9,000 each are available each year.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the annual Spring Writer's Conference and a program with the Playwright's Theater of New Jersey, through which professional actors and directors arrange live performances of student writing.

The application fee can be waived with a campus visit.

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