Penn State University

University Park, PA

The English Department regretfully announces that beginning with the Fall 2012 admission cycle, it is no longer accepting applications for its MFA program. We are unable to provide funding for newly admitted students; therefore, the MFA faculty has decided not to recruit any new students. We will continue to support all currently funded students as they complete their degrees.

The teaching and nurturing of creative writing has long been a vital mission for the English department. We offer strong undergraduate creative writing classes and host reading series by prominent writers. We are exploring other options for creative writing at the graduate level in the future.

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, CNF

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