MFA ProgramSee writers who attended this program
Poetry: Kelly Norman Ellis
Fiction: Cole Lavalais
Film/Television: Christine List
Publishing: Brenda E. Aghahowa
The program offers partial funding with a limited number of graduate assistantships available.
Students may take courses in playwriting and scriptwriting for film and television as electives. The program is housed in the English Department at Chicago State University and features a Visiting Writers Series. Many events are offered in collaboration with CSU’s 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. Students in the program undertake coursework in African American literature and non-African American literature.
The application deadline for the spring term is December 17; the deadline for the fall term is July 15.