Emerson College Creative Writing MFA

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
1981
Location: 
Boston, MA
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
45
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2023
Application Fee: 
$65
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Graduate Admission
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Christine Casson, Rajiv Mohabir, Daniel Tobin
Fiction: Ben Brooks, Maria Flook, Julia Glass, Lise Haines, Kim McLarin, William Orem, Pamela Painter, Jon Papernick, Ladette Randolph, Frederick Reiken, Steve Yarbrough, Mako Yoshikawa
Nonfiction: Jabari Asim, Richard Hoffman, Megan Marshall, Jerald Walker

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. Some students receive fellowships, and all applications are automatically reviewed for funding. The program offers teaching assistantships, research assistantships, the Presidential Fellowship and Merit-Based Scholarships, and internships.

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Other Features: 

The program hosts a reading series, an alumni and faculty reading series, a publishing series, and a scholar research series. Students also have the opportunity to take publishing courses and work with local high school students through the emersonWRITES program.

The priority deadline for applications is February 1. After February 1, applications are accepted on a rolling basis until March 1.

Graduates: 

Tina Egnoski, Matthew Goodman, Stacy McKee, Matt Rasmussen, Kate Racculia, Kathleen Rooney, Asako Serizawa, Laura van den Berg, Urban Waite, Eric Wasserman