Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

http://writingseminars.jhu.edu/

We are a very small program.  And very selective.  (This year, we admitted 4 fiction students out of an applicant pool of 275, and 4 poets out of an applicant pool of 120.). Students are guaranteed a great deal of personal attention, and work closely with an adviser.  We do not ask our students to teach in the first semester of their first year; instead, we offer a pedagogy course to prepare them for guiding a classroom.

Degrees Offered

MFA

Genres

Fiction, Poetry

Residency type

Full

Program length

2 years

Financial Aid

Fully funded for all M.F.A. candidates: Tuition remission, Teaching and Research Assistantships, Fellowships, Health Insurance

Teaching opportunities

Taships available

Editorial opportunities

Our MFA students are closely connected to the running of the Hopkins Review.  They are our readers, proofreaders, editors, etc.

Cross-genre study

Many if not most of us work in multiple genres, and naturally encourage our students to do likewise. All grad students have their theses read by someone in the "other genre."

Graduates

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