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Applicants to our MFA in Creative Writing Program:

The summer 2021 residency, which begins our fall semester, is set for July 8 – July 18.

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Writers who submit general applications by May 17, 2021** may be offered a space in the summer 2021 residency/fall semester. Following that date, all acceptances will be for the winter 2022 residency/spring semester.

**Applicants who wish to be considered for the Monica Hand Fellowship for Nontraditional Students, Francis L. Toner Fellowship for Veterans, or Kurt Brown Fellowship for Diverse Voices should submit the general application form (check the box on page four of the form) by May 3, 2021. Please note that the Kurt Brown Fellowship application requires a short essay. See our financial aid information for more details.

The winter 2022 residency, which begins our spring semester, is set for January 7 – January 16.

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Writers who submit general applications by November 8, 2021** may be offered a space in the winter 2022 residency/spring semester and considered for genre-based fellowships. Following that date, all acceptances will be for the summer 2022 residency/fall semester.

See our financial aid information for more details about fellowships. Those interested in receiving financial aid are advised to complete the FAFSA form in tandem with their MFA application. Students who hope to receive a PMC need-based grant should submit their application and the FAFSA as early as possible.

Post-Graduate Programs

Writers with an MFA degree who wish to complete a one-year CERTIFICATE in a genre other than their MFA’s concentration and who hope to begin summer/fall 2021 start will need to apply by Monday, May 17, 2021; for a winter/spring 2022 start, Monday, December 13, 2021. Interested in our Certificate Program? Find out more!

Writers with an MFA degree wishing to undertake a POST-GRADUATE SEMESTER (no on-campus residency) to hone or complete a manuscript this summer/fall 2021 will need to apply to the program by Monday, June 7, 2021; for a winter/spring 2021 start, Monday, December 13, 2021. Find out more about our Post-grad Semester Program

Click here for Application Guidelines and Forms