How do I apply?
Please visit our application page for complete application details, click here.

Is the GRE required?

When is the application due? 
The priority deadline is February 15.

Does my undergraduate degree have to be in English or Creative Writing?
No. We believe that good writing can come from a variety of educational backgrounds and experiences.

How long will it take me to complete the degree? 
The MFA at CNR is a 36-credit program. Full-time students complete the program in two years. Part-time options are also available.

Is there a poetry concentration?
No. The MFA at CNR only offers concentrations in fiction and creative nonfiction at this time.

Are there teaching opportunities for MFA students?
Yes. We have a teaching fellowship program. MFA students will be given training and the opportunity to teach in the undergraduate writing program at The College of New Rochelle.

What work should I submit?
Submit thirty pages of your best work. For the fiction concentration, you can submit an excerpt from a novel or a series of short stories. For the creative nonfiction concentration, you can submit an excerpt from a memoir or a series of creative nonfiction essays.

How should I format my submission?
Please double-space your submission and include your name at the top of each page.

Will I be able to maintain a full-time job while in the MFA program?
Yes. Our classes and readings are scheduled in the evenings to accommodate individuals with full-time jobs.

Is there campus housing available?
No, we currently do not offer graduate housing.

Who do I contact for more information?
Please contact Program Director Steven Hobbs at for more information.