San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University

MFA and MA Programs

This photo is of an audience at a Fourteen Hills reading. Fourteen Hills is the literary journal produced by the SFSU Creative Writing graduate students.

MFA Program Established: 
San Francisco, CA
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
MFA: 131, MA: 37
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2013
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Maxine Chernoff
Core Faculty Includes: 

Michelle Carter, Nona Caspers, Maxine Chernoff, Roy Conboy, Camille Dungy, Bob Gluck, Paul Hoover, Daniel Langton, Toni Mirosevich, Peter Orner, Chanan Tigay

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Scholarships, Internships in Editing and Publishing, Awards

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The Poetry Center hosts reading series and houses the American Poetry Archive, a library of audio and video recordings. Also available are courses on teaching and other professional training opportunities. Students may also choose to become members of the Wordsmith's Guild.


Rae Armantrout, Po Bronson, Ernest Gaines, Frances Mayes, Anne Rice, Robin Romm, Philip Schultz