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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 MFA Faculty

Welcome, Lily Hoang!

New Writing Series - Fall 2017

Our Fall quarter New Writing schedule will be available late September.

New Writing Podcasts

Podcasts from the Spring 2017 series are available online at the UCSD Library/Special Collections.


  • Congratulations to MFA alumna Kaitlin Solimine on the publication of her novel, Empire of Glass. See her book tour schedule on kaitlinsolimine.com.

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