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Washington University MFA Program in Creative Writing

Washington University in St. Louis

MFA in Creative Writing

Contact Information:

Campus Box 1122

One Brookings Dr.

St. Louis, MO 63130

Website: english.artsci.wustl.edu/graduate/writing_program

Program director: David Schuman

Program contact: Shannon Rabong

Phone: (314) 935-7428

Email: srabong@artsci.wustl.edu

Program Information:

Degrees offered: MFA

Type of program: residency

Length of program: 2 years

Genres: poetry, fiction, nonfiction

Enrollment: 20

Total credits required: 42

Application deadlines: December 15

Scholarships available: yes (see website)

Assistantships: yes (see website)

Core faculty: Mary Jo Bang, Carl Phillips, Kathryn Davis, Marshall Klimasewiski, Danielle Dutton, Kathleen Finneran, Edward McPherson

Publishing/editing courses: no

Reading series: yes (see website)

Recent visiting writers: Martha Collins, Richard Powers, Kelly Link, Matthea Harvey, George Saunders

Program description: The MFA Program at Washington University in St. Louis is a two-year program where 20 to 25 students are working toward MFA degrees in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Each year our reading series brings a diverse group of poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers to the department. In addition, the Hurst Professor program brings in six distinguished visitors each year to present their newest work, lecture on the craft of writing, and work one-on-one with our MFA students. Students teach creative writing courses in their second year. All students are fully and equally funded.


last updated 9/18/2014