California College of the Arts

MFA Program

Program Established: 
San Francisco, CA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Leslie Roberts
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Tonya Foster, Gloria Frym, Joseph Lease
Fiction: Tom Barbash, Gloria Frym, Aimee Phan
Nonfiction: Faith Adiele, Jasmin Darznik, Leslie Roberts

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 10. Applications received after January 10 will be reviewed individually on a rolling basis.