Rutgers University, Newark

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Newark, NJ
Poetry, Fiction
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2022
Application Fee: 
Contact Name: 
Melissa Hartland
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Rigoberto González (Director), Rachel Hadas, Cathy Park Hong, Brenda Shaughnessy
Fiction: Alice Elliott Dark, John Keene, Akil Kumarasamy, Naomi Jackson, Simeon Marsalis
Nonfiction: James Goodman, Salamishah Tillet

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers fellowships and funding to all admitted full-time students at the in-state rate, as well as teaching assistantships at the Writing Center and part-time teaching assistantships in the Creative Writing minor.

Other Features: 

The program hosts a visiting writers series, the Writers at Newark Reading Series, and the Chancellor's MFA Mentors Program with local Newark high schools. Other features include concentrations in cultural, political, and ethnic studies; literature and book arts; and performance and media studies.


Kevin Catalano, Andrés Cerpa, Saeed Jones, Antonio López, Simeon Marsalis, Ryan McIlvain, Cheswayo Mphanza, Christa Parravani, Evan Roskos, Laura Spence-Ash, Ryan Lee Wong