Graduate Applications

DEADLINE  January 15, 2018 for Fall 2018 Admission

We are moving to an all online application process; all materials for the application are to be uploaded via https://www2.calstate.edu/apply/graduate . Application period is October 1st – January 15th for Fall semester admission (Creative Writing graduate programs at SFSU admits only in Fall semester).

Cal State Apply for graduate admission materials required for either the M.A. English: Creative Writing Degree Objective or the M.F.A. Creative Writing Degree Objective:
___1. Cal State Apply for Graduate Study https://www2.calstate.edu/apply/graduate.
___2. Cal State Apply application fee; currently $55.00.
___3. One set of unofficial transcripts for all college and/or university coursework (If you are chosen for admission, official transcripts will be requested to finalize admission). Please note: If you previously attended SF State University, you do not need to submit an SF State transcript. All are submitted electronically by uploading, as part of this complete application to Cal State Apply, https://www2.calstate.edu/apply/graduate     
___4. Statement of purpose, briefly write (500 words) why you wish to study at the graduate level, what led you to choose creative writing, your experience writing and reading, etc.
___5. One manuscript in one of the following genres: creative nonfiction or fiction: 15-20 pages double-spaced, single-sided pages (either one or more stories, or 15-20 pages of a longer work); 15 poems;  1 play: either a finished play of any length, or 20-25 pages of dramatic writing (theater plays only! No Film scripts, no radio plays, nor television plays; they will not be considered); 10 pages of literary translation into English, accompanied by 10 pages of the literature in the original language. Manuscripts must be legibly typed to be considered. (We're sorry, manuscripts cannot be returned; do not send your only copy.)
___6. Three letters of recommendation, preferably from an academic reference, such as a former instructor or tutor.
 

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: please reference the following web pages for additional university application requirements.