Occasionally, with permission of the instructor and if there is sufficient room for enrollment, MFA students may have the option to take a craft course in a different genre.
Q: How many applicants do you have each year and how many are accepted? Of these, approximately 20-30 students are accepted in each genre. Because the length and makeup of the waitlist varies each year, we cannot provide any further information about it and do not provide information about an applicant's place on the waitlist or chances of being accepted from it.
We no longer require GRE test scores for admission to our graduate program.
A: All incoming students to the Creative Writing Program receive Departmental Fellowships in the form of tuition scholarships.
Note: The field of study descriptions may not exactly match the actual program name on the degree that is conferred.
Please refer to the GSAS Bulletin section Degree and Certificate Programs as Registered by the New York State Education Department for the actual program name and degree conferred.Workshops in fiction and poetry are at the core of this two-to-three-year program.From over five hundred applicants, a maximum of twelve new students are enrolled each year.Graduates of the Programs in Writing receive a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in English.Poetry: Catherine Barnett, Anne Carson, Terrance Hayes, Ed Hirsch, Yusef Komunyakaa, Deborah Landau, Sharon Olds, Matthew Rohrer Fiction: Nathan Englander, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Safran Foer, Katie Kitamura, Hari Kunzru, Joyce Carol Oates, Zadie Smith, Darin Strauss Creative Nonfiction: Hari Kunzru, Darin Strauss The program offers partial funding.The statement should not exceed two double-spaced pages.Writing Sample: A creative writing sample is required. A complete application includes the online application, academic transcripts, test scores (if required), letters of recommendation, a résumé or curriculum vitae, a Statement of Academic Purpose, and an application fee.Applicants also have the option of providing a short Personal History essay.Please refer to the Instructions section of the online application.In addition, the department specifically requires the following: GRE: The GRE general test is not required for any of the Creative Writing programs. If you do, the scores will not be reviewed or considered by the department's Admissions Committee.