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MFA | Admission Prerequisites

Updated 9/18/17

Note: The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission to the MFA Program in Writing.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents should possess the following academic qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent from an accredited institution in the U.S. or from a recognized university-level academic institution abroad.
  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 or its equivalent in coursework completed in undergraduate study and any post-baccalaureate study.

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International Applicants

International applicants should possess the following:

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MFA in Writing

Program Director
Anna Joy Springer

Graduate Coordinator
Tania Mayer
(858) 534-8849

2019 Application Period
Sep. 4 - Dec. 12, 2018

Decision Notifications
February - March 2019

Program Begins
September 2019