Stony Brook Southampton

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Southampton and New York, NY
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
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Application Deadline: 
January 7, 2023
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Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Billy Collins, Molly Gaudry, Julie Sheehan
Fiction: Melissa Bank, Genevieve Sly Crane, Paul Harding, Amy Hempel, Kaylie Jones, Matthew Klam, Robert Lopez, Susan Scarf Merrell, Susan Minot, Robert Reeves, Frederic Tuten, Emma Walton Hamilton, Meg Waltzer
Nonfiction and Memoir: Neal Gabler, Robert Lopez, Patricia McCormick, Patricia Marx, Roger Rosenblatt, Lou Ann Walker
Screenwriting: Annette Handley Chandler

Each semester noted authors are invited to teach a special class. Recent authors have included Brit Bennett, Hugh Ryan, Dawnie Walton, De’Shawn Winslow.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

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

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The program offers an open-genre degree that includes memoir, children’s literature, and screenwriting.

Students can take courses 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 (YAWP).

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but to be considered for funding, you must apply by January 7. All applicants for the summer and fall semester should apply by May 1. Spring semester applicants should apply by October 15.

International applications may only apply for the fall semester, and only as a full-time student. The international deadline for all fall admissions is January 15.


Helen Simonson, Genevieve Sly Crane, Michelle Whittaker, Jordan Franklin, Caitlyn Mullen, Sande Boritz Berger, Marilyn Gottlieb, Matthew McGevna, Elena Gorokhova, Tricia Rayburn, Bob Morris, Peggy Kern, Judy Mandel, Victor Giannini, Tracy M. King-Sanchez