Fairleigh Dickinson University

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MFA Program

Program Established: 
Madison, NJ
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
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Rolling Admissions
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Rene Steinke (Director), Gracelyn Weaver (Coordinator)
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Renée Ashley, David Daniel, H. L. Hix
Fiction: Jeffery Renard Allen, Rebecca Chace, Walter Cummins, David Grand, Rene Steinke
Nonfiction: Rebecca Chace, Minna Proctor, Rosie Schaap
Writing for Young Adults and Children: Coe Booth, Donna Freitas, Eliot Schrefer
Literary Translation: Coe Booth, Idra Novey, Minna Proctor

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The program offers several scholarships and four graduate assistantships in conjunction with editorial work at the Literary Review.

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The program also offers degrees in writing for young adults and translation. 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.

Applications are accepted year-round. To be considered for scholarships or assistantships, submit application materials by October 15 for the Spring residency or by April 1 for the Fall residency.