Emerson College Creative Writing MFA

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Boston, MA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2025
Application Fee: 
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Graduate Admission
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Christine Casson, Mary Kovaleski-Byrnes, Daniel Tobin
Fiction: Julia Glass, Lise Haines, Kim McLarin, William Orem, Jon Papernick, Frederick Reiken, Novuyo Tshuma, Katie Williams, Mako Yoshikawa
Nonfiction: Jabari Asim, 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.

Students can apply to the program’s Transformational Leaders Fellowship which includes a stipend, scholarship, leadership training and a mentorship program.

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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 is February 1. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until April 1.


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