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Graduate Departmental Requirements: Writing M.F.A. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus


Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Candidates submit:

  1. a statement of purpose in which they describe how their writing interests align with the vision of the program;
  2. 10-20 pages of relevant writing samples of any genre but with an emphasis on creative work and/or writing that exists in relation to translation, theory, activism, performance, and visual art;
  3. transcripts from all postsecondary institutions; and
  4. two letters of recommendation.

The required statement of purpose should be no more than 500 words. A TOEFL of 100 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 600, IELTS of 7.5, Cambridge English score of 191, or PTE of 68 is required for international students. All applicants must follow the standard admissions process for graduate programs at Pratt.

Expedited Application for the Writing MFA

Pratt students and recent Pratt graduates are offered an expedited application process to this program. Please see details about this option as well as requirements for admission on this page.