Stony Brook Southampton

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Southampton, NY
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
May 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact Name: 
Margaret Grigonis
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Star Black, Billy Collins, Cornelius Eady, Julie Sheehan
Fiction: Melissa Bank, Ursula Hegi, Amy Hempel, Kaylie Jones, Matthew Klam, Patricia McCormick, Dan Menaker, Susan Scarf Merrell, Robert Reeves, Frederic Tuten, Emma Walton Hamilton, Meg Wolitzer
Nonfiction: Neal Gabler, Patricia Marx, Roger Rosenblatt, Lou Ann Walker

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. A handful of full and partial graduate and teaching assistantships are awarded to incoming students.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program offers an open-genre degree. Students can take courses, which include children’s literature and scriptwriting, on both the Manhattan and Southampton Stony Brook University campuses. The program hosts the annual Southampton Writers Conference, and the reading series Writers Speak. Students have the opportunity to meet individually with agents, take workshops abroad during the winter, and teach at Stony Brook University or in area schools through the Young Artists and Writers Project.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but to be considered for funding, you must apply by January 1. All applicants for the summer and fall semester should apply by May 1. Spring semester applicants should apply by October 15.

International applications may not apply for spring or summer admission, only fall, and only as a full-time student. The international deadline for all fall admissions is January 15.


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