Rutgers University, Newark

Rutgers University, Newark

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Newark, NJ
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 1, 2017
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Melissa Hartland
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Rigoberto González, Rachel Hadas, A. Van Jordan, Brenda Shaughnessy
Fiction: Alice Elliott Dark, Tayari Jones, John Keene, Jayne Anne Phillips, Akhil Sharma
Nonfiction: James Goodman

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds all students at the in-state rate, as well as through teaching assistantships, part-time lectureships, Truman Capote Fellowships, and part-time positions in the Writing Center.

Other Features: 

The program hosts a visiting writers series, the Writers at Newark Reading Series, and the Chancellor's MFA Mentors Program with local Newark high schools. Other features include concentrations in cultural, political, and ethnic studies, literature and book arts, and performance and media studies.


Kevin Catalano, Susan Muaddi Darraj, Saeed Jones, Ryan McIlvain, Gregory Pardlo, Christa Parravani, Robert Pulcini, Evan Roskos, Roberto Santiago, Lisa Tracy