Rutgers University, Camden

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Camden, NJ
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 20, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Leah Falk
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: J. T. Barbarese, Gregory Pardlo, Patrick Rosal
Fiction & Nonfiction: Lauren Grodstein, Paul Lisicky, Lisa Zeidner

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding. The program offers full tuition remission for all admitted students and living stipends. The program offers students support in the form of teaching assistantships and interdisciplinary fellowships, in which candidates interested in another area of study work with a faculty member in that field. These forms of support carry a stipend of up to $26,000.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program incorporates a multi-genre approach, encouraging students to take courses in more than one genre. The program also features Writers in Camden, an NEA-supported reading series; the Writers House, a center for interdisciplinary writing programming; and opportunities to volunteer with youth in Camden. 


Chinelo Akperanta, Chidi Asoluka, Susan Muaddi Darraj, John McIntyre, Ryan McIlvain, Carol Plum-Ucci, Hirsh Sawhney