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MFA Program

Program Established: 
2008
Location: 
Boston, MA
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
1-2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
18
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2021
Application Fee: 
$95
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Catherine F. Con
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Karl Kirchwey, Gail Mazur, Robert Pinsky, Nicole Sealey
Fiction: Leslie Epstein, Ha Jin, Sigrid Nunez

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding. Every student receives full tuition coverage and a teaching stipend.

The program also offers Global Fellowships, which allow students the opportunity to live, write, and explore for up to three months, anywhere in the world.

 

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

AGNI, Clarion, 236, Favorite Poem Project

Other Features: 

This program features the Robert Lowell Memorial Lectures reading series and the Ha Jin Visting Lectures series. There is a foreign language requirement which may be satisfied in a number of ways.

Applicants may apply for an application fee waiver.

The Creative Writing Program was first established in 1954, shortly after WWII, as an MA program.

Graduates: 

Elizabeth Alexander, Ellen Bass, Robin Becker, Duy Doan, William Giraldi, Arthur Golden, Ha Jin, Jhumpa Lahiri, Thu Nguyen, Patricia Park, Weike Wang