College of Liberal Arts and Science
New York City, NY 10031
Creative Writing (M.F.A.)
For more than three decades City College has offered serious writing students a chance to meet one another and to work under the guidance of a legendary faculty. Writers who have taught at City College include Donald Barthelme, David Bradley, Harold Brodkey, Gwendolyn Brooks, Anthony Burgess, Alfred Corn, Francine du Plessix Gray, John Hawkes, Joseph Heller, Maureen Howard, George Lamming, Ann Lauterbach, William Matthews, Edna O'Brien, Joel Oppenheimer, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Manuel Puig, Adrienne Rich and Susan Sontag. The Program's graduate curriculum in English and American literature, which constitutes half an MFA student's credits, is developed and taught by distinguished members of the English Department faculty. Writing students, enlivened and challenged by the formal study of literature, have called these courses "a writer's ideal education."