MFA Creative Writing
Fiction | Creative Nonfiction | Poetry
MFA degree structure
The Creative Writing MFA is a full-time, two-year program in which students take three set classes per semester:
|Second Year||Fall||Workshop||Craft||Writing in Conference|
Each class earns the student three credits toward the thirty-six credits required to graduate.
The program does not accept any transfer credits.
MFA students may only take craft classes and workshops in the genre for which they are accepted.
We don't accept non-matriculated students or auditors.
We welcome applications from international students. Please direct any questions about special requirments for international-student applications, to the Office of Graduate Admissions: Tel. 212-772-4490. Click here to visit their website.
There's also some useful information on the Hunter International Students Office website.
The Distinguished Writers Series
Attendance at all readings organized by the program is considered a degree requirement. For more information see our calendar.
At the end of their second semester, students are eligible to apply to teach the undergraduate course “Introduction to Creative Writing.”