College of Charleston

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2016
Location: 
Charleston, SC
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
12
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2021
Application Fee: 
$50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Emily Rosko
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Gary Jackson, Emily Rosko
Fiction: Bret Lott, Malinda McCollum, Anthony Varallo

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding through graduate assistantships, graduate awards, and the Dorothea Benton Frank, Woodfin, and James Banks fellowships.

Ours is the only MFA Program that allows students the opportunity to earn an Arts & Cultural Management Graduate Certificate credential alongside the MFA degree. The Arts & Cultural Management curriculum offers training in entrepreneurial skills that support a public / nonprofit mission of the arts.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Crazyhorse

The College of Charleston houses one of the country’s premiere literary journals, Crazyhorse, published since 1960 and consistently ranked as among the top publishing venues in the nation. MFA students are offered opportunities to assist in the production of Crazyhorse.