Cedar Crest College

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Dublin, Barcelona, and Vienna
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
10-12 per year
Application Deadline: 
August 1, 2021
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Alison Wellford
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Jeffrey Greene, Gwyneth Lewis, Alice Miller, David St. John, Peter Streckfus
Fiction: Robert Antoni, David Bezmozgis, Aleksandar Hemon, Dinaw Mengestu, Keija Parssinen, Kate Racculia, Diana Spechler
Nonfiction: Jeffrey Greene, Aleksandar Hemon, Gwyneth Lewis, Diana Spechler

Other Features: 

Students attend a 15-day residency each year in July, which rotates between Dublin, Barcelona, and Vienna. The 2021 residency will be held in Barcelona and the 2022 residency will be held in Vienna.

The program offers a track in travel writing, in addition to tracks in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Students also have the option to pursue a dual-genre degree.

The program offers scholarships, teaching opportunities, monthly craft and publishing webinars, and optional fall and spring meet-ups at national writing conferences such as AWP's annual convention.

The application deadline is April 1 for the summer residency, August 1 for the fall term, and December 1 for the spring term.