Rutgers University (Camden)

Rutgers University
Camden, NJ
Three-year program (39 credits)

Funding: Beginning in fall 2017, all admitted full-time students will be offered full financial support, including tuition remission, health benefits, and a living stipend. Types of support:  1. Teaching fellowships. These awards comprise tuition remission, a stipend of approximately $26,000 per year, and health benefits, in exchange for the teaching of composition. Compensation and duties attached to the appointment are governed by a contract negotiated between Rutgers University and the American Association of University Professors. 2. Interdisciplinary fellowships. These awards comprise tuition remission and a stipend of $10,000 per year, in exchange for work in various Rutgers departments. Students receiving these awards also have the opportunity to teach composition.

Faculty: J.T. Barbarese, Robin Black, Lise Funderburg, Lauren Grodstein, Paul Lisicky, Gregory Pardlo, Patrick Rosal, Lisa Zeidner

Application (Deadline Jan. 27):

  • Manuscript: 20-30 double-spaced pages for fiction; 10 pages max for poetry; 10- 15 pages of prose and 5 pages of poetry for multi-genre.
  • Personal statement: include information about your writing background and goals. In the personal statement you may also indicate whether you are interested in an interdisciplinary fellowship.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts with an undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.0
  • General GRE scores optional
  • $70 application fee

Admission rate: “[In 2016], our acceptance rate was 14.6% (11 students out of a pool of 75).” -Leah Falk, Program Coordinator [Jan 3, 2017]