Rosemont College

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2004
Location: 
Bryn Mawr, PA
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
10
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$0 ($50 if using paper application)
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Carla Spataro, Program Director
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Courtney Bambrick, Grant Clauser, Christine Salvatore
Fiction: Erin Kelly, Carla (C.J.) Spataro, Tawni Waters
Nonfiction: Kristina Moriconi
Dramatic Writing: Roman Colombo, Amy Punt

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers competitive graduate assistantships that provide tuition remission for one class per semester, and merit awards for a 20 percent discount on tuition for qualified applicants. The program also provides grants for students to participate in conferences and retreats.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts monthly readings, craft and professional workshops, an annual publishing conference, and a poetry conference. The Rosemont Summer Writer’s Retreat and the International Writer’s Retreat offer students opportunities to earn workshop credits in a shorter period of time, both on the Rosemont campus and abroad. International retreats include locations such as Sicily, Greece, and Morocco.

For students following the prose track, the program offers concentrations in short fiction, novel writing, creative nonfiction, dramatic writing, and writing for children and young adults.

Students may take up to four years to complete the program.

Graduates: 

Courtney Bambrick, Tori Bond, Jordan Blum, Blythe Davenport, Sarah Rose Etter, Jennifer Fenn, Vernita Hall, Cassandra Krivy Hirsch, Erin Entrada Kelly, MaryAnn Miller, Meghan Rogers