Sarah Lawrence College

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Bronxville, NY
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 10, 2022
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Amparo Rios
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Jay Deshpande, Anaïs Duplan, Suzanne Gardinier, Matthea Harvey, Marie Howe, Jeffrey McDaniel, Dennis Nurkse, R. A. Villanueva, Afaa Michael Weaver

Fiction: Carolyn Ferrell, Myla Goldberg, Garth Risk Hallberg, David Hollander, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, K. Lorrel Manning, Julia Phillips, Victoria Redel, Nelly Reifler, David Ryan

Nonfiction: Jo Ann Beard, Heather Harpham, Vijay Seshadri, Jacob Slichter, Cliff Thompson, Kate Zambreno.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers scholarships, grants, internships, and Sarah Lawrence gift aid.

Other Features: 

The program also offers a track in speculative fiction, with faculty including Myla Goldberg, David Hollander, Nelly Reifler, David Ryan, and Maria Dahvana Headley.

The program features a literary colloquium series; mixed genre craft classes; biweekly one-on-one conferences with instructors; guest writer residencies; and regular student-faculty readings. Other features include the student-run Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival, the Summer Seminar for Writers, and opportunities to teach in local schools, community organizations, colleges, and correctional facilities through the Community Teaching Program.

A part-time degree is available and takes four years to complete.

Students are welcome to take classes outside of their genre. Undergraduate course auditing is also available as space allows.

The priority application deadline is January 10. The program offers rolling admissions thereafter.