• On this page you'll find a checklist of required application materials and instructions. All required materials should be submitted before the posted deadlines.

    Our Office of Admission has created videos to help you prepare the various elements of your application file.

    Application Deadlines

    Fall Priority Deadline: January 15

    Fall 2024 Update: The application for the concentration in Fiction is closed. We are still accepting applications for the concentrations in Arts Writing, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Writing for Children and Young Adults.

    FAFSA (U.S. Citizens and Eligible Non-citizens)
    Fall Applicants: February 1

    The Creative Writing MFA does not accept spring applications. 

    To be most competitive for admission and merit scholarship consideration, please apply before the priority deadline. The Admission Committee will make a decision on your application only after all the required materials have been received. We will continue to review applications submitted after the priority deadline if space is available in the concentration and program. Please email us at [email protected] to ask if we are still reviewing applications.

    Prior Degree Completion

    Graduate degree applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or an equivalent degree from a foreign college or university. Applicants in the process of completing the bachelor's degree may apply for admission. 

    Applicant Profile

    Our master's program in creative writing is based on the principle that writing is a skill that can be learned through practice. Good writers can come from any background. We are a community that cares deeply about literary excellence and about the influence writers can have beyond the world of letters. Whether or not you are already published, we welcome your interest in developing your life as a writer.

  • The Application Process

  • Additional Information and Instructions

    The Office of Admission is here to help you navigate the application process. Email [email protected] if you have any questions.

  • Tips From Our Team

    Our admissions team has created this collection of short how-to videos to help guide you through the process of preparing a successful graduate degree application.

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  • Contact Us

    Admission Contact
    Merida Escandon Gasbarro
    72 Fifth Avenue, 1st floor
    New York, NY 10011
    [email protected]

    Program Contact
    Creative Writing Program
    66 West 12th St.
    New York, NY 10011
    [email protected]

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