Creative Writing, MFA


How to Apply

Step 1: Apply to the University through CSUMentor.

Step 2: Complete the program application using Decision Desk (Poetry submissions only). Consult the department website for details concerning required materials, as well as Fiction submissions.

Step 3: Submit required documents to Graduate Admissions.

Please note that the CSUMentor application must be completed PRIOR to the program application. Please plan to complete the CSUMentor application AT LEAST one week before the program deadline.


Fall 2016 Deadlines*

  • #1 Complete Program Application February 1
  • #2 Submit CSUMentor Application March 1
  • #3 Submit Documents to Graduate Admissions April 1

    *All application steps, and materials, must be submitted and completed by February 1 for full consideration for admission. Note that the CSUMentor application, along with Decision Desk, must be completed at least one week earlier (January 25) to allow sufficient time to receive your SDSU RedID, which is required to complete the Program Application. Late Program Applications will be considered on a space-available basis to March 1.

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester