Students holding undergraduate degrees from an accredited four-year institution in the U.S. or abroad may apply.
DEADLINES FOR ADMISSION:
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Once you apply, you will receive a decision within 4-5 weeks.
Winter 2022: To be considered for scholarships, apply by September 15th, to begin with the winter residency in early January.
Summer 2022: To be considered for scholarships, apply by April 15th, to begin with the summer residency in late July.
Though students may not be eligible for awards after the above dates, they may still apply by June 15th for the summer residency/fall semester or by November 1st for the winter residency/spring semester.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
1. Have your college or university send your official undergraduate transcript directly to the graduate admissions office on the Florham Campus. They can be sent electronically or by mail. Click here for the email and mailing address. We only need the college transcript where you completed your B.A. or B.S. degree (if you transferred a lot, this will save you time and money).
2. Complete the Online Application.
When completing the application please note: 3. Once the online application is submitted, the system will prompt you to upload required documents:
3. Once the online application is submitted, the system will prompt you to upload required documents:
A. Upload a personal statement telling us why you wish to pursue an MFA and what you hope to gain from the degree.
B. Upload a writing sample in the genre you are applying to. You may upload any other materials you wish to include, such as a resume or recommendation, in PDF or MS Word format. For your writing sample, use the following guidelines:
Many graduate students are eligible for State and/or Federal loans and aid. Our Financial Aid Office (974-443-8701) can assist with this.
Tuition and Aid
Room and board are included in the residency fee. Travel to and from the residencies is not included in tuition or fees.
All awards are given by the Faculty Admissions Committee in recognition of students whose work shows significant promise.
Along with several scholarships, the program offers Graduate Assistantships in conjunction with work on The Literary Review—two for first-year students that carry the title of Editorial Assistant, and two for second-year students that carry the title of Assistant Editor.