Graduate Program

All incoming students to the Creative Writing Program receive Departmental Fellowships, ranging from half-tuition remission to full-tuition remission with generous stipends. Additionally, all incoming students receive undergraduate teaching positions during the second year. These positions involve designing and teaching a semester-long introductory course in creative writing for undergraduates, as well as attending a teaching practicum offered by the program. Compensation for teaching is approximately $5,000 per course. For more information, see fellowships and outreach.

The graduate Creative Writing Program at NYU consists of a community of writers working together in a setting that is both challenging and supportive.

The program provides a stimulating and creative environment that fosters the development of talented writers committed to their craft. The program is not defined by courses alone but by a life built around writing. Through innovative literary outreach programs, a distinguished public reading series, an exciting public student reading series, special literary seminars with master writers, and the production of a high-quality literary journal, students participate in a dynamic literary community actively engaged in all aspects of the literary arts--writing, reading, teaching, publishing and community outreach. Students also have the opportunity to enjoy America's most literary terrain; New York University is situated in the heart of Greenwich Village, a part of New York that has always been home to writers.

Prospective students interested in learning more about the graduate Creative Writing Program at NYU are invited to attend our upcoming information sessions held in the fall:

September 23, 2015 (Closed)
October 21, 2015
November 18, 2015

Each session will be held from 5pm to 6pm and will take place at the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House at 58 West 10th Street. Space is limited, so RSVP to the Creative Writing Program at (212) 998-8816 or