Brooklyn College

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1974
Location: 
Brooklyn, NY
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
30
Application Deadline: 
January 16, 2018
Application Fee: 
$125
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Bonnie Harris
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Julie Agoos, Ben Lerner
Fiction: Joshua Henkin, Madeleine Thien
Playwriting: Erin Courtney, Mac Wellman

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers teaching assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program also offers a track in playwriting.

The program features visiting speakers and the Brooklyn College Reading Series. There is an open house in October; the application fee is waived for those who attend. Intergenre workshops are also available.

Graduates: 

Rilla Askew, Annie Baker, Paul Beatty, Kate Benson, Adam Berlin, Anselm Berrigan, Marie-Helene Bertino, Star Black, Thomas Bradshaw, Erin Courtney, Thomas Devaney, Juliet Escoria, James Franco, CJ Hauser, Elliott Holt, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Reese Kwon, Young Jean Lee, Sharon Mesmer, Cristina Moracho, Christina Olivares, Helen Phillips, Sapphire, Sara Shepard, David Trinidad, John Yau