Queens College

Queens, NY


School notes

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, CNF, Translation

Residency type


Program length

2–3 years

Financial Aid

Our program is pleased to offer several scholarships and fellowships: The Giro Cestaro III Scholarship, the Irma & Harry Long Scholarship, the Joel P. Adler Scholarship, the Nancy Comley Translation Scholarship, as well as a new, forthcoming, endowment.  We also offer paid writing fellowship opportunities for three students at the Louis Armstrong House Museum, and an annual $1,000 cash prize for the Hoyt Jacobs Poetry Prize, which is judged by the former Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America, Alice Quinn.  

Teaching opportunities

Second-year students have the opportunity to compete for teaching positions within the English Department. The number of courses available for MFA students each year varies, however our MFA students have taught undergraduate creative writing, literature and compositionclasses. 

Editorial opportunities

Armstrong Literary is the name of our program’s international literary journal.  MFA students comprise the masthead and operate the journal with little to no oversight from the faculty, which has led our students to develop skills that they have gone on to use in the employ of such journals as Hanging Loose, Words Without Borders,Hawai’i ReviewThe Shanghai Literary Review, and Elastic Magazine, among others. 


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