Poetry: Lucie Brock-Broido , Timothy Donnelly, Dorothea Lasky 
Fiction: Paul Beatty, Nicholas Christopher , Deborah Eisenberg, Richard Ford, Heidi Julavits, Binnie Kirshenbaum, Victor LaValle, Sam Lipsyte, Ben Marcus, Ben Metcalf, Orhan Pamuk , Elissa Schappell, Gary Shteyngart , Alan Ziegler
Nonfiction: Hilton Als,  Lis Harris, Leslie Jamison , Margo Jefferson, Richard Locke, Phillip Lopate 
Translation: Susan Bernofsky 
The program offers teaching fellowships, research assistantships, scholarships, and internships.
The program hosts the Creative Writing Lectures; the Word for Word Literary Translation Exchange; Life After the MFA panels; an annual agents mixer; the student reading series, Gallery Reading Series; and the alumni reading series, Columbia Selects MFA Reading Series.
The program also offers a joint course of study in literary translation.