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Hofstra University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Hempstead, New York
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 1, 2017
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
J. Stephen Russell
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Phillis Levin
Fiction: Julia Markus, Martha McPhee
Nonfiction: Julia Markus, Kelly McMasters

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial scholarships and teaching fellowships.

Other Features: 

This program also offers degrees in playwriting, and hosts the Great Writers, Great Readings series, which brings writers to campus to give readings and meet with students. Other features include the Writer's Block student-run writing group, which hosts student readings.

The priority deadline for scholarship consideration for the fall term is January 1; the priority deadline for for the spring term is February 15. Applications received after February 15 are accepted on a rolling basis.

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