Writing, Master | Sarah Lawrence College | Bronxville, United States
24 months
33254 USD/year
33254 USD/year
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Sarah Lawrence College’s nationally recognized MFA Writing program gives you the opportunity to work in close collaboration with faculty members who are both distinguished writers and devoted mentors.


While we offer concentrations in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or speculative fiction, students are encouraged to take classes outside their concentrations and to explore their writing fearlessly, transcending genres and positioning them for success in an ever-changing unbounded world.

Why pursue your MFA in Writing at Sarah Lawrence College? 

  • Bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with faculty devoted exclusively to you and focused exclusively on your work
  • A vibrant community of writers features student readings, a student-run annual poetry festival, and our literary colloquium, a weekly series of talks by faculty members, visiting writers, and publishing-industry professionals.
  • Small, intimate classes around a round table
  • An ethos of generosity that guides our program—a belief that thriving as a writer can go hand in hand with helping other writers thrive.
  • The College’s proximity to the New York City literary scene and our strong connections to the publishing industry

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching Good Prose: Pedagogy Craft Class and Internship
  • Embodied Text–Nonfiction Craft
  • Speculative Fiction Craft Class
  • Mixed-Genre Prose Craft: Structuring the Story
  • But There Are New Suns: Defiance, Poetics, and Practice
  • The Craft of Translation: Expanding Across Tongues
  • Visual Storytelling: Writing for the Screen
  • Crafting the Writing Process

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


44 SCH


On Campus

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Other requirements

General requirements

    • Applicants must have received a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university. Previous college work is expected to be at 3.0 or higher and should reflect advanced course study.
    • Transcripts
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Personal Statement
    • Academic Writing Sample
    • TOEFL Results (for International Applicants)
    • Application fee

Tuition Fee

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    33254 USD/year
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  • National

    33254 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33254 USD per year during 24 months.


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