Priority deadline: January 15 (priority applications must be submitted online or postmarked by this date). All applications submitted after January 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Contact John Fitzgerald at 718.940.5810 for more information.
Applicants are only accepted for entry into the fall semester.
Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Successful waiver of this requirement depends on significant publication and/or an accomplished literary work history, and is granted at the discretion of the dean and provost’s admissions committee.
The application should include:
1. A 20-page manuscript: Two or three short stories, a section of a novel or both; memoir, travel writing, personal essay, biography or critical writings. Manuscripts must be double-spaced.
2. 500-word personal statement: Reveal something about yourself that we may not otherwise see from other parts of your application; also state why you wish to pursue graduate study (think of this as another sample of your writing).
3. An official copy of transcripts: Include all universities and colleges where grades were earned for undergraduate and graduate work.
4. Letters of recommendation: Three letters written by instructors or colleagues who know your writing and are best able to assess your potential for graduate study.
5. A copy of graduate application form. Applicants who submit the graduate application online do not need to send a paper copy.
6. The $25 application fee.
7. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
8. A self-addressed stamped postcard (optional): A self-addressed, stamped postcard included with application materials, will serve as confirmation that materials have been received.
Tuition and fees
Costs based on 9 credits per semester for the 2013-2014 academic year.
| College fee||$96|
| Mandated accident insurance||$7.25|
| Technology fee||$75|
| Thesis fee||$100|
| Maintaining matriculation fee||$300|