San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University

MFA Program

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: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2017
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Nona Caspers
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Maxine Chernoff, Paul Hoover, Andrew Joron, Daniel Langton, Toni Mirosevich
Fiction: Nona Caspers, Maxine Chernoff, Andrew Joron, Peter Orner, Chanan Tigay
Nonfiction: Toni Mirosevich, Chanan Tigay

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Joe Brainard Fellowship, William Dickey Fellowship, Kathryn A. Manoogian Award, Miriam Ylvisikar Award, teaching assistantships for second- or third-year students

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Fourteen Hills, Transfer Magazine, New American Writing

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