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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. [Continue]

News & Events

New Writing Series - Winter 2020

Our Winter 2020 series opens on January 15 with Mira Jacob.

New Writing Podcasts - Fall 2019

Listen to podcasts in the UCSD Library's Special Collections.


  • 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 Admission 2021

Application Period
9/9/2020 - 1/6/2021

Decision Notifications
February - March 2021

Program Begins
Fall 2021

[ Admission Overview ]

MFA Program Director
Lily Hoang

MFA Graduate Coordinator

Mailing Address
UC San Diego
Literature Dept / MFA Program
9500 Gilman Drive #0410
La Jolla, CA 92093-0410