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The Roosevelt University MFA Program

The Roosevelt University MFA program is a small community of writers based in downtown Chicago. Our unique focus on prose genres allows students to explore a range of narrative forms while specializing in fiction or creative nonfiction. The intimate learning environment provides opportunities for immersive study with both permanent faculty and an impressive range of visiting writers while creating close working relationships among students. At the same time, the program encourages engagement with Chicago’s vast literary community and world-class cultural resources.

We hope you’ll read on. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Christian TeBordo, Director of the MFA Program, at

  • Program Overview — Information about our curriculum, areas of specialty, and professional development
  • Creative Writing Faculty — Bios of our permanent and visiting faculty, as well as opportunities for study with friends of the program
  • Reading Series — A schedule of upcoming readings, along with a look at who has visited us recently
  • Tuition and Funding — Details on the cost of attending, as well as available scholarships, grants, and assistantships
  • Oyez Review — Roosevelt’s nationally distributed, student-run literary journal.
  • The Roosevelt MFA Blog — Literary news, events, and celebrations of the accomplishments of our students, faculty, and alumni/ae
  • Applying — A step-by-step guide