Application Deadline

March 1, 2014

ADMISSION PROCEDURES

Admission to the M.F.A. program is competitive, with roughly six poets and six fiction writers admitted each year. The deadline for applications is March 1. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received, and applicants will be notified of their status no later than mid-April.

Candidates for admission for the M.F.A. degree should fill out the M.F.A. program application form.  

As explained on this form, all applicants to the M.F.A. program must include:

Completed M.F.A. program applications should be sent to:

M.F.A. Admissions Committee
Attn: Robin Troy, M.F.A. Program Administrator
Department of English
Engleman Hall, D Wing
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

Candidates must also file an application with the Graduate Office. Applications can be obtained here or by calling the Graduate Office at (203) 392-5240. Applicants should submit all official transcripts to the Graduate Office.

If you are a transfer student from another M.F.A. program and are accepted into Southern's M.F.A. program, you may transfer up to 12 credits toward Southern's M.F.A. program, provided those 12 credits of course work were completed within the prior six years, with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. Of those 12 credits, a maximum of two workshop courses may be transferred as elective credits; final decisions about credit transfer are determined by the M.F.A. Admissions Committee. 

If you are currently enrolled as a graduate student in Southern's M.A. or M.S. program and are accepted to transfer into the M.F.A. program, you should contact M.F.A. Program Administrator Robin Troy (contact info below) to discuss how your credits will transfer. A maximum of two workshop courses may be transferred; final decisions about credit transfer are determined by the M.F.A. Admissions Committee.

If you have already graduated from Southern's M.A. or M.S. program and wish to apply to the M.F.A. program, your M.A. or M.S. credits will not transfer to credits toward the M.F.A. program; rather, you will design a 30-credit course of M.F.A. study with an M.F.A. faculty member instead of the traditional 48-credit course of study. A maximum of two workshop courses may be transferred; final decisions about credit-transfer are determined by the M.F.A. Admissions Committee.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, contact:

Prof. Robin Troy, M.F.A. Program Administrator
(203) 392-9636
troyr2@southernct.edu.