M.F.A Program Description
The MFA Program is a nationally ranked studio/research program, which means that our writers study literature as they endeavor to write it. The program focuses strongly on 12 credit hours of Writing Workshop in a declared genre, and requires 6 thesis hours in which students work one-on-one with their mentor professors. We also require 18 credit hours of graduate courses in literature. In addition, students will choose 1 of 3 unique Electives Concentrations. Students may also make use of resources provided by the Institute for Jazz Studies, the Institute for Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, the Paul Robeson Gallery, Dana Library and its Book Arts program, and the Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies. The RU-N MFA Program also enjoys affiliations with The Newark Museum, the New Jersey Historical Society, the Newark Public Library, and Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, all a short walk from campus.
1. Literature/Book Arts
2. Cultural, Political, and Ethnic Studies
3. Performance/Media Studies
Degree Offered: M.F.A.
Part Time Study Available: Yes.
Degree Credit Requirements
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Application Requirements and Deadlines
All transcripts – General GRE – TOEFL – 3 Letters of Recommendation – Writing Sample (Fiction or Poetry) – Personal Statement – CV/resume
Due to complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are waiving the GRE requirement for the 2020-2021 application cycle.
January 1st for Fall