Extended Deadline for Nonfiction

We are still accepting applications for Fall 2023 on our nonfiction track. Our application deadline is May 5, 2023.

Admission Requirements to the MFA Program

This list is in addition to the general college requirements:

  1. A minimum average grade of B in all undergraduate work and in all literature courses.
  2. Three satisfactory letters of recommendation, preferably from writers and teachers of writing, addressing the candidate’s academic proficiency and writing skills.
  3. Candidates should submit a writing sample: either 10 pages of poetry, or 20 pages of prose.
  4. For the translation track, candidates should demonstrate an appropriate level of fluency in a language besides English and submit previously translated work (5-10 pages) as their writing sample.

    Fulfillment of these requirements does not guarantee admission; it simply makes a student eligible for consideration. All students must meet the above requirements. The MFA program does not accept non-matriculated students.

To apply to our MFA program, please submit an online application through the Graduate Admissions office

Then upload your writing sample to this Dropbox link

Please note: 

  • For applications in poetry, please submit 10 pages of poetry.
  • For applications in prose (fiction or CNF), please submit 20-25 pages of prose.
  • For applications in literary translation, follow the guidelines above depending on genre.

Queens College Master’s Scholarships Application. Apply here for partial tuition scholarships for Fall 2023 semester by February 15, 2023. Queens College Foundation Master’s Scholarship is available to full- and part-time matriculated students demonstrating exceptional scholastic ability.

For any questions please contact Nicole Cooley, MFA Director.

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