Chatham University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2009
Location: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
7-10
Application Deadline: 
November 15, 2017
Application Fee: 
$0 ($45 for paper applications)
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Sheila Squillante
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Dilruba Ahmed, Heather McNaugher, Sheila Squillante
Fiction: Karen Bender, Sherrie Flick, Derek Green, Elise Levine, Marc Nieson
Nonfiction: Mel Fox, Suzanne Roberts, Sheila Squillante, Sheryl St. Germain

Recent/Visiting Faculty Includes:
Poetry: Camille Dungy, Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Jeff Oaks
Fiction: Christopher Barzak, Wiley Cash, Sherrie Flick, Tim Parrish
Nonfiction: Lori Jakiela, BK Loren, Kathryn Miles, Dinty W. Moore

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend a 10-day residency each July at the Chatham University's Eden Hall Farm Campus in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.

The program offers the opportunity for a dual-genre focus, as well as concentrations in food writing, nature writing, publishing, and travel writing.

The priority application deadline for the fall semester is April 15; the priority application deadline for the spring semester is November 15. Admissions are made on a rolling basis.