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Our MFA database includes essential information about low- and full-residency graduate creative writing programs in the United States and other English-speaking countries to help you decide where to apply.

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California College of the Arts
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Tonya Foster, Gloria Frym, Joseph Lease
Fiction: Juvenal Acosta, Tom Barbash, ...

San Francisco, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 30-40 1/10/16
Antioch University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Jenny Factor
Fiction and nonfiction: Steve Heller, Bernadette Murphy

Los Angeles, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 100 8/15/16
Otis College of Art and Design
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Guy Bennett, Peter Gadol, Jen Hofer, Marisa Matarazzo, Marisa Silver, Paul Vangelisti

Los Angeles, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Full 16 11/1/16
California Institute of the Arts
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Tisa Bryant, Brian Evenson, Doug Kearney, Maggie Nelson, Janet Sarbanes, Matias Viegener, Jon ...

Valencia, CA Cross-Genre Full 30 12/1/16
University of California, San Diego
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Ben Doller, Brandon Som
Fiction: Camille Forbes, Anna Joy Springer

La Jolla, CA Cross-Genre Full 15 12/1/16
University of Southern California
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Mark Irwin, Anna Journey, Susan McCabe, Carol Muske-Dukes, David St. John
...

Los Angeles, CA Not Genre-Specific Full 10-12 12/1/16
University of California, Irvine
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Amy Gerstler, Michael Ryan
Fiction: Ron Carlson, Michelle Latiolais

Irvine, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 24 12/9/16
University of California, Davis
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Joshua Clover, Jack Hicks, Katie Peterson, Joe Wenderoth
Fiction: Lucy Corin, ...

Davis, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 24 1/5/17
University of California, Riverside
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Allison Hedge Coke, Katie Ford, Allison White
Fiction: Charmaine Craig, Joshua ...

Riverside, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 40 1/5/17
California State University, Long Beach
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: David Hernandez, Bill Mohr, Patty Seyburn, Charles Webb
Fiction: Stephen Cooper, ...

Long Beach, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 24 1/15/17
San Francisco State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Maxine Chernoff, Paul Hoover, Andrew Joron, Daniel Langton, Toni Mirosevich
...

San Francisco, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 131 1/15/17
University of San Francisco
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: D. A. Powell, Bruce Snider
Fiction: Stephen Beachy, Lewis Buzbee, Laleh Khadivi, ...

San Francisco, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 65 1/15/17
San Francisco State University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Maxine Chernoff, Paul Hoover, Andrew Joron, Daniel Langton
Fiction: Nona ...

San Francisco, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 37 1/15/17
Mills College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Stephen Ratcliffe, Juliana Spahr, Truong Tran, Stephanie Young
Prose: Elmaz ...

Oakland, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full Approximately 60 1/15/17
Mills College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Stephen Ratcliffe, Juliana Spahr, Truong Tran, Stephanie Young
Prose: Elmaz ...

Oakland, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low Approximately 60 1/15/17
Saint Mary’s College of California
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Brenda Hillman, Matthew Zapruder
Fiction: Lysley Tenorio
Nonfiction: ...

Moraga, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 45 1/31/17
California Institute of Integral Studies
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Anne Bluethenthal, Carolyn Cooke, and Cindy Shearer

San Francisco, CA Cross-Genre Low 14 2/1/17
San Diego State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Sandra Alcosser, Blas Falconer, Ilya Kaminsky
Fiction: Katie Farris, Harold ...

San Diego, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 60 2/1/17
University of California, Riverside (Palm Desert)
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Jill Alexander Essbaum, Anthony McCann
Fiction: Elizabeth Crane, Gina Frangello, ...

Palm Desert, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 100 2/1/17
Fresno State
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Corrinne Clegg Hales, Tim Skeen
Fiction: Randa Jarrar
Nonfiction: Steven ...

Fresno, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 60 3/1/17
San Jose State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Persis Karim, Samuel Maio, Alan Soldofsky
Fiction: John Engell, Nick Taylor

San Jose, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 40-45 3/1/17
Chapman University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Anna Leahy
Fiction: Mark Axelrod, Richard Bausch, Jim Blaylock, Alicia Kozameh, ...

Orange, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 36
Rolling Admissions
National University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Frank Montesonti
Fiction: Amina Cain
Nonfiction: Colin Dickey

Los Angeles, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Online
Rolling Admissions
Holy Names University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Ann Alderman, Martivón Galindo, Kathy Garlick, Nina Handler, Nancy Hunt, Anne F. Walker

Oakland, CA Not Genre-Specific Full 15 students per year
Rolling Admissions
Mount St. Mary's University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: JoAnna Novak, Johnny Payne
Fiction: Margarita Borrero, Johnny Payne, JoAnna ...

Los Angeles, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Online 30
Rolling Admissions
Mount St. Mary's University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: JoAnna Novak, Johnny Payne
Fiction: Margarita Borrero, Johnny Payne, JoAnna ...

Los Angeles, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Other 30
Rolling Admissions

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