Funding: All students will financial aid in the form of full tuition and a teaching assistantship with a stipend of approximately $30,000 per academic year. One student is offered the editorial assistantship in the second year, which carries the same stipend. Additional intersession and summer courses are available though competitive. Healthcare is included in both types of funding.
Faculty: David Yezzi, James Arthur, Matthew Klam, Brad Leithauser, Dora Malech, Alice McDermott, Jean McGarry, Andrew Motion, Eric Puchner, Mary Jo Salter
Application (Deadline Jan. 15):
- Manuscript: up to 40 double-spaced pages not to exceed 3 separate pieces of work for fiction; 10 poems not to exceed 25 double-spaced pages for poetry
- Critique of Work (statement of purpose): a two-page (at most) introduction and critique giving admissions faculty a view to the scope and thoughtfulness of the work submitted and a sense of the student’s ability to identify both its strengths and weaknesses. It should convey a sense of the tone and approach by which the applicant hopes to contribute to the writing workshops.
- General GRE scores
- Official transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation
- $75 application fee
Admission rate: 12 students (6 per genre) admitted; 2% acceptance rate