Chicago State University

MFA Program

Chicago, IL
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
October 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Kelly Ellis
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Kelly Norman Ellis, Sandra Jackson-Opoku, Quraysh Ali Lansana
Fiction: Sandra Jackson-Opoku, Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
Nonfiction: Brenda E. Aghahowa

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers graduate assistantships.

Other Features: 

This program features a Visiting Writers Series. Courses are available in publishing, playwriting, and screenwriting. The MFA program is housed in the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing, a literary and cultural center invested in researching, teaching, and disseminating information about acclaimed black writers.

The application deadline for the spring term is October 15; the deadline for the fall term is March 15.