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Hunter College

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
New York, New York
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
February 1, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Catherine Barnett, Donna Masini, and Tom Sleigh. Fiction writers: Peter Carey, Colum McCann, Claire Messud, and Roxana Robinson. Nonfiction writers: Kathryn Harrison, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, and Alexandra Styron.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships, Scholarships, Grants, Paid Internships with the Threepenny Review and Graywolf Press, Hertog Fellowships, Norma Lubetsky Friedman Scholarship.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features the Distinguished Writers Series and provides a supplemental seminar in research for fiction and nonfiction students.

Through the Hertog Fellowship program, students conduct research for an established fiction or nonfiction writer. Recent examples of books that students conducted research for include: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, and On Changing My Mind by Zadie Smith.


Bill Cheng, Scott Cheshire, Alex Gilvarry, Phil Klay, Janice Y. K. Lee, Liz Moore, Jason Porter, Jeff Rotter, Gary Shteyngart, Jessica Soffer, Maria Venegas

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