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MFA in Writing

Welcome. The MFA Program in Writing is a 2-3 year residency program that offers interdisciplinary approaches to verbal art. Our cross-genre curriculum allows students to explore poetry and prose and encourages the exploration of writing that falls between or beyond genre categories. The MFA is a terminal degree and has no progressive relation to the PhD program. [More]

News & Events

New Writing Series - Winter 2018

Click to view our Winter guest speakers.

New Writing Podcasts - Fall 2017

Click to listen to podcasts in the UCSD Library's Special Collections.

Travel Awards for Visiting Scholars

UCSD Library provides travel awards to support the research of visiting scholars using its collection of experimental post-war American poetry (New Poetry Archive).


  • College Choice has ranked our MFA in Writing #6 on its list of 25 Best Master of Fine Arts Degrees for 2018. Click to see the full list.

MFA in Writing

Program Director
Anna Joy Springer

Graduate Coordinator
Tania Mayer
139 Literature Building
(858) 534-8849

Application Period
Sep. 5 - Dec. 14, 2017

Decision Notifications
February - March 2018

Program Begins
September 2018