City College of New York

MFA Program

Program Established: 
New York, NY
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 15, 2019
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Michelle Valladares, Director of the MFA in Creative Writing
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: David Groff, Michelle Valladares
Fiction: Salar Abdoh, Lyn Di Iorio, Keith Gandal, Mark Mirsky, Emily Raboteau
Nonfiction: Amir Ahmadi Arian, David Groff, Emily Raboteau
Translation: David Unger
YA Fiction: Pam Laskin

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. Second year students may apply to the Teaching Composition Program to teach undergraduates as an adjunct instructor. The English Department offers fellowships and prizes at the annual English Awards Ceremony held in the Spring.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Fiction, Promethean

Other Features: 

The program also offers a track in drama, and coursework in translation, screenwriting, and YA fiction.

This program features a professional series with publishers, editors, and agents. The program hosts the Visiting Author Series; a monthly student reading series; the TurnStyle Reading Series, in collaboration with Brooklyn College, Hunter College, and Queens College; and the Chinua Achebe Legacy Series and Langston Hughes Festival, in collaboration with the college’s Black Studies Program.

The application deadline is November 15 for spring start, and February 15 for fall start.