California College of the Arts

MFA Program

Program Established: 
San Francisco, CA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 31, 2020
Application Fee: 
$75 (including $5 required SlideRoom writing portfolio fee)
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Leslie Carol Roberts
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Tonya Foster, Joseph Lease
Fiction: Tom Barbash, Jasmin Darznik, Aimee Phan
Nonfiction: Faith Adiele, Jasmin Darznik, Leslie Carol Roberts, Judith Serin

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers teaching assistantships, merit scholarships, diversity scholarships, and chair's scholarships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program also offers a track in experimental literary forms.

This program is affiliated with the Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center, which hosts conferences and a reading series. The program also hosts a visiting writers series, a student reading series, and a writing-in-residence program. Internships are available with Bay Area literary centers such as City Lights Publishers, and 826 Valencia.

The priority application deadline is January 31. Applications received after February 1 will be reviewed individually on a rolling basis.