San Francisco State University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1992
Location: 
San Francisco, CA
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
30
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2018
Application Fee: 
$55
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Maxine Chernoff
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Maxine Chernoff, Paul Hoover, Andrew Joron
Fiction: Michelle Carter, Nona Caspers, May-lee Chai, Maxine Chernoff, Carolina De Robertis, Andrew Joron, Chanan Tigay
Nonfiction: Chanan Tigay
Translation: Maxine Chernoff, Carolina De Robertis, Paul Hoover, Andrew Joron
Playwriting: Michelle Carter

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers scholarships, the Joe Brainard Fellowship, William Dickey Fellowship, Kathryn A. Manoogian Award, Miriam Ylvisikar Award, and teaching assistantships for second- or third-year students.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program also offers concentrations in literary translation and playwriting.

The Poetry Center hosts reading series and houses the American Poetry Archives, a library of audio and video recordings available to stream online. Also available are courses on teaching and other professional training opportunities.

Graduates: 

Rae Armantrout, Po Bronson, Ernest Gaines, Frances Mayes, Anne Rice, Robin Romm, Philip Schultz