California Institute of Integral Studies

MFA Program

Program Established: 
San Francisco, CA
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
10-12 each semester
Application Deadline: 
May 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
AmyJo Mattheis
Core Faculty Includes: 

Anne Bluethenthal, Carolyn Cooke, and Cindy Shearer

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

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

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program offers two interdisciplinary MFA degree programs: Writing and Consciousness, and Creative Inquiry (Interdisciplinary Arts). In addition to core workshops and individual mentoring with the faculty, courses are offered in teaching, editing and publishing, and arts practice, with an optional emphasis in Art and Social Justice. The program's intensive format is ideal for working adults.

Students take classes from Friday to Sunday.

The priority deadline for fall applications is May 1; the final deadline is August 1. The application deadline for the spring is January 4. The program encourages writers to apply for the fall semester.