Long Island University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2007
Location: 
Brooklyn, NY
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
6–10
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jacob Matkov
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: John High, Erica Hunt, Lewis Warsh
Fiction: Lewis Warsh
Cross-Genre: John High, Lewis Warsh

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. Limited partial funding is available through teaching assistantships in the Writing Center and teaching fellowships in the First Year Writing Program; both positions include a stipend and tuition remission for two courses. Research assistantships that include a stipend are occasionally available. The program also awards annual $5,000 scholarships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program offers students a cross-genre option, which they may pursue through courses in fiction and poetry and by writing a cross-genre or hybrid master's thesis in fulfillment of the MFA degree. 

The program hosts visiting writers, guest lectures, readings, publishing panels, and intensive workshops with guest artists.