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The MFA Playwriting program is a 2.5 year program that accepts applicants every other year. The next entering class will be reviewed next cycle for a all 2021 start.

Rutgers University Application

Deadline: Fall 2021 deadlines will be posted by September 1, 2020.

All applicants must complete and submit the Rutgers University Application. The university application requires the following:

  • $70 Rutgers application fee
  • University questionnaire
  • English proficiency test scores (international applicants)
  • Request for transcripts (completion of a bachelor’s degree at an accredited university is a required prerequisite)
    • Official transcripts must be sent from the Registrar’s office of the undergraduate institution where the bachelor’s degree was awarded.
      Transcripts can be sent:

      Via Mail:

      Administrative Services Building
      ATTN: Graduate & Professional Admissions
      65 Davidson Road
      Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

      Via Email:

Mason Gross Supplemental Application

  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio

Personal Statement

In 300-500 words, address why you should be considered for the Mason Gross School of the Arts playwriting program.


Applicants are required to submit two plays or one play and one short story.

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