Northwestern University

MFA Programs

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Program Established: 
Evanston, IL
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2020
Application Fee: 
Contact Name: 
Jennifer Britton
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Averill Curdy, Reginald Gibbons, Natasha Trethewey, Rachel Jamison Webster
Fiction: Chris Abani, Brian Bouldrey, Sheila Donohue, Stuart Dybek, Juan Martinez, Shauna Seliy
Nonfiction: Eula Biss, John Bresland

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding, including a tuition waiver and health insurance, to all students.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program offers intimate classes, the opportunity to pursue both creative and critical writing, and close mentorship by faculty in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Students will receive both an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English; students are expected to complete a book-length thesis project and a substantial essay on literary texts. 

The program also offers opportunities for students to learn how to teach creative writing and edit a literary journal.

Applications are currently open to applicants in creative nonfiction or poetry for matriculation in Fall 2021. The program will accept applicants in poetry or fiction in Fall 2021 for matriculation in Fall 2022; the program will accept applicants in fiction or creative nonfiction in Fall 2022 for matriculation in Fall 2023.