Fairleigh Dickinson University

MFA Program

Madison, NJ
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
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Application Deadline: 
November 15, 2016
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Contact Name: 
Rene Steinke
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Renée Ashley, David Daniel, Kathleen Graber, H.L. Hix
Fiction: Ellen Akins, Jeffery Renard Allen, Rebecca Chace, Walter Cummins, David Grand, Thomas E. Kennedy, Eliot Schrefer, Rene Steinke.
Nonfiction: Minna Proctor

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The program offers three graduate assistantships in conjunction with editorial work at The Literary Review.

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The program also offers degrees in translation, and writing for young adults. Students have the option to complete a single-genre degree in two years or more, and a dual-genre concentration in three years or more. Students attend two ten-day residencies each year. The January residency takes place at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Wroxton Campus in Oxfordshire, England; the August residency takes place at the Florham Campus in Madison, New Jersey. The program hosts visiting writers and publishing professionals from London and New York City to meet with students. Other features include opportunities to work with the Literary Review.

Applications are accepted year-round. To be considered for graduate assistantships, submit application materials by October 15 for the Spring residency or by April 30 for the Fall residency.