I received this from Rutgers University, and I think it's wise to pass it on. -- Tom
To those looking for an MFA Program that supports writers who work at other careers, raise families, etc:
Please take a look at the new "Real lives, Real stories" Rutgers Newark MFA Program at www.mfa.newark.rutgers.edu.
Selected one of "5 Up and Coming MFAs in the US" in last summer's Atlantic Magazine fiction issue, we're a 48 credit hour, research/studio Program completed in two years full time, three years part time. Rutgers Newark is a PATH train ride from Manhattan, hosts the exciting Writers At Newark Reading Series (featuring E.L.Doctorow, Yusef Komunyakaa, Junot Diaz, Cathy Park Hong, D. Nurkse, Tina Chang, Scott Spenser, Richard Price, Alexander Chee and others in 2008/9), features Jayne Anne Phillips, Tayari Jones, Rigoberto Gonzalez, James Goodman, Rachel Hadas, Alice Elliott Dark and H. Bruce Franklin as faculty.
We offer every student an interdisciplinary curriculum, the chance to graduate with a published chapbook in our Literature/Book Arts electives concentration (other choices are Cultural/Political/Ethnic studies and Performance/Media Studies). Our workshops and MFA courses take place at 5:30 pm, allowing our students time to both write and work. Our students range in age from 23 to 60; many have had or continue successful careers in other disciplines. We're accepting applications now for our Sept. 08 class; our deadline is Jan. 15, 2008. Please peruse our website and apply. Questions may be addressed to Program Coordinator Dahlia Elsayed at email@example.com.