Goucher College

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
1997
Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Genre: 
Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
25-30 per year
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$0
Contact Name: 
Leslie Rubinkowski, Director
Core Faculty Includes: 

Porscha Burke, Suzannah Lessard, Maggie Messitt, Michelle Orange, and Meline Toumani

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers scholarships. Funding opportunities include federal financial aid.

Other Features: 

This program has a professional focus on writing and publishing, incorporating internships with publications, publishers, writers, and agents. It features several independent study courses, including the Book Proposal, Reported Memoir, and Fieldwork in Nonfiction, all of which are taught by writing and publishing professionals. Students may participate in the annual trip to New York City to meet with agents and editors.

Students attend two weeklong residencies, in July at the Goucher College campus in Baltimore, and in January in New York City.

The application deadline for summer is May 16, and for fall the deadline is August 8.

Graduates: 

Sheri Booker, Valerie Boyd, Michael Capuzzo, Jean Guerrero, Pamela Haag, Jesse J. Holland, Earl Swift, Laura Tillman