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In small, personal classes, our writers will have the opportunity to make meaningful connections with the faculty and with each other, on an intimate campus backed by the resources of a major research university.


 

The Rutgers University-Camden Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is a 42-credit terminal degree in the theory and practice of writing.

What makes the Rutgers-Camden MFA distinctive? 

Our program is decidedly multi-genre. We believe that all writers have something to say to one another – poets, fiction writers, and essayists alike. So while our students can concentrate in any genre, they are encouraged to enroll in workshops and craft classes in disciplines other than their own.

In addition, our students may participate in the celebrated Rutgers-Camden Summer Writers’ Conference, a week and a half of intensive study with some of the most famous names in writing, editing, and publishing. Students also play a fundamental role in producing StoryQuarterly, our award-winning literary magazine.

We offer a variety of unique local and international opportunities, as every year, students and professors travel to Europe, Asia, or South America to study literature and culture. We send students into Camden’s public school classrooms to teach creative writing to underserved students. We provide an escape to nature through our writing residencies at the Rutgers University Pinelands Field Station. And every month we bring award-winning writers to campus through our NEA-sponsored reading series, Writers in Camden.

And all this is located on a beautiful campus a single subway stop from Philadelphia, one of the most vibrant and affordable cities on the East Coast.