Creative Writing MFA

CUNY, Hunter College
New York, New York, United States
Master's Degree
Study mode
2 years
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Entry Requirements

1. Meet these academic requirements

You need a Bachelor's degree in any discipline and an official transcript.

2. Demonstrate talent

We'll look at your grades, of course; but what we are really hungry for is talent, so we need to read what you can write. If you're a poet, send us up to 10 pages of poetry. If you're a fiction writer, send us 20-25 pages (a short story, the start of a novel, or several short stories that total 20-25 pages). Sending more than 25 pages won't help your cause. If you're applying for our non-fiction program, send us no more than 20 pages of non-fiction prose.

All the fiction and nonfiction pages you send us must be double-spaced and in a twelve-point font. Poetry may be single-spaced or double-spaced.

3. Apply online (by clicking here)

You'll need two letters of recommendation, both of which need to be submitted online by your recommenders no later than February 1.

4. Write a story about yourself

Tell us about yourself, why you write, and why you wish to come to Hunter. You've got 500 words to do this, so that does not mean 600 words.

5. For non-fiction only, a proposal

Write a 500-word proposal outlining your memoir idea.


The Creative Writing MFA is a full-time, two-year program in which students take three set classes per semester:

First Year Fall Workshop Craft Literature
Spring Workshop Craft Literature
Second Year Fall Workshop Craft Writing in Conference
Spring Workshop Craft Thesis

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