Chatham University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$$45 ($0 online)
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Sheryl St. Germain
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Heather McNaugher, Sheila Squillante, Sheryl St. Germain
Fiction: Sherrie Flick, Marc Nieson, Sarah Shotland
Nonfiction: Marc Nieson, Sheryl St. Germain

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers teaching fellowships, teaching assistantships, the Margaret Lehr Whitford Fellowship, the Fourth River Fellowship, and the Henry Mansell Words Without Walls Fellowship.

To be eligible for funding, apply by January 15.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program allows students focus on writing of place, including travel and nature, and has an additional focus on social justice, allowing students to teach creative writing in jails, prisons, and rehab facilities. Students have the opportunity to travel to other countries such as Belize, Costa Rica, Greece, Iceland, and Vietnam as part of the creative writing field seminar.


Chris Barzak, D. Gilson, Robert Isenberg, Sarah Reis, Mark Anthony Rolo