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Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing for Writers of Spanish
MFA in Creative Writing Teaching Fellowship

Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing for Writers of Spanish

Hofstra now offers the Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing for Writers of Spanish. The program draws innovatively on the talents and experiences of Hofstra’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and Department of English faculty. This dynamic program integrates literary scholarship and focused instruction in writing, allowing students to graduate with a terminal degree in dramatic writing, fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. The curriculum consists of 36 semester hours of courses in creative writing and literature, of which 21 semester hours are in Spanish. Financial resources include scholarships, teaching or publishing fellowships, and the Judith Jedlicka Award.

Hofstra’s location – 25 miles from New York City, the literary and publishing capital of the world – makes it ideally situated to offer an MFA in creative writing with a concentration in Spanish. The program is the first of its kind on Long Island and the second in the New York metropolitan area.

Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university with an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Twelve (12) semester hours of advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in literature (in English or Spanish) with a grade of B or better. Motivated students who have concentrated in other disciplines will also be considered based on the strength of their application.
  • A creative writing portfolio of 15-30 pages of original work in one genre (poetry, playwriting, fiction, creative nonfiction), written in Spanish, to be evaluated by the creative writing faculty. Please visit hofstra.edu/mfa for more details.
  • A personal statement describing the student’s rationale for applying to the program, as well as the student’s interests and literary influences.
  • Two or three letters of recommendation.

For more information contact:
Miguel-Angel Zapata
Director of the MFA in Creative Writing
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures

MFA in Creative Writing Teaching Fellowship