Chatham University

Chatham University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2003
Location: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
105
Application Deadline: 
April 1, 2014
Application Fee: 
45, $0 for online applications
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Dr. Sheryl St. Germain
Core Faculty Includes: 

Kathy Ayres, Sherrie Flick, Lori Jakiela, Joy Katz, Heather McNaugher, Marc Nieson, Sheryl St. Germain, Sheila Squillante

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Fellowships, Rachel Carson Fellowship, Margaret Lehr Whitford Fellowship, The Fourth River Fellowship,

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program has a focus on nature, environmental, and travel writing. Students have the opportunity to travel to other countries such as Germany, Brazil, and Costa Rica as part of the creative writing field seminar. Also available are internships with environmental or literary arts organizations as well as publishing internships with Autumn House Press.

MFA students have the opportunity to teach creative writing in the Allegheny County Jail through the Words Without Walls program.

Early decision applications are due January 15. The regular deadline is April 1, after which applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Graduates: 

Chris Barzak, D. Gilson, Robert Isenberg, Sarah Reis, Mark Anthony Rolo