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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.

School City/State Genre Residencysort icon Program Size Deadline
California College of the Arts
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Juvenal Acosta, Faith Adiele, Opal Palmer Adisa, Anita Amirrezvani, Tom Barbash, Donna de la ...

San Francisco, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 30-40 1/5/14
California Institute of the Arts
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Bruce Bauman, Tisa Bryant, Steve Erickson, Jen Hofer, Douglas Kearney, Maggie Nelson, Janet ...

Valencia, CA Cross-Genre Full 65 1/4/14
California State University, Fresno
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Steven Church, Alex Espinoza, Corrine Clegg Hales, John Hales, Randa ...

Fresno, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 60 2/15/14
California State University, Long Beach
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Bill Mohr, Patty Seyburn, Charles Harper Webb
Fiction writers: Stephen Cooper, ...

Long Beach, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 24 1/15/15
Chapman University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Mark Axelrod, Richard Bausch, Jim Blaylock, Alicia Kozameh, Anna Leahy, Martin Nakell, Tom ...

Orange, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 56 2/1/14
Mills College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Elmaz Abinader, Julie Chen, Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Cornelia Nixon, Sarah Pollock, ...

Oakland, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 75 12/15/13
Otis College of Art and Design
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Guy Bennett, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Peter Gadol, Jen Hofer, Dennis Phillips, Paul ...

Los Angeles, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 24 1/15/14
Saint Mary’s College of California
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Brenda Hillman and Matthew Zapruder. Fiction writer: Lysley Tenorio. Nonfiction ...

Moraga, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 45 1/31/15
San Diego State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Sandra Alcosser, Sherwin Bitsui, and Ilya Kaminsky. Fiction writers: Katie Farris, ...

San Diego, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 150 2/1/15
San Francisco State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Maxine Chernoff, Camille Dungy, Paul Hoover, Andrew Joron, Daniel Langton, Toni ...

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

Andrew Altsschul, Persis Karm, Samuel Maio, Cathleen Miller, Alan ...

San Jose, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 45-55 3/1/14
University of California, Irvine
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Ron Carlson, Amy Gerstler, Michelle Latiolais, Michael Ryan

Irvine, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 24 12/5/13
University of California, San Diego
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Rae Armantrout and Ben Doller. Fiction writers: Camille Forbes, Cristina Rivera-Garza, ...

La Jolla, CA Cross-Genre Full 18 12/2/14
University of San Francisco
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Norma Cole, D.A. Powell, and Aaron Shurin. Fiction writers: Stephen Beachy, Catherine ...

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

Pam Houston, Yiyun Li, Lynn Freed, Lucy Corin, Joshua Clover, Joe Wender

Davis, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 28 1/2/14
University of Southern California
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Aimee Bender, T.C. Boyle, Percival Everett, Mark Irwin, Dana Johnson, Susan McCabe, Carol ...

Los Angeles, CA Not Genre-Specific Full 10-12 12/1/13
California State University, San Bernardino
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Juan Delgado, Julie Paegle, J. Chad Sweeney
Fiction writers: Felicia Luna Lemus, ...

San Bernardino, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 24-30 3/1/15
Pepperdine University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

TV/Screenwriters: Sheryl J ...

Malibu, CA Not Genre-Specific Full 30 3/31/15
University of California, Riverside
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Juan Felipe Herrera. Fiction writers: Nalo Hopkinson, Michael Jayme, Laila Lalami, ...

Riverside, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 40 1/5/15
San Francisco State University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Maxine Chernoff, Camille Dungy, Paul Hoover, Andrew Joron, Daniel Langton, Toni ...

San Francisco, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 37 1/15/15
Antioch University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Jenny Factor. Fiction writer: Steve Heller. Nonfiction writer: Bernadette Murphy.

Los Angeles, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 100 2/15/15
California Institute of Integral Studies
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Randall Babtkis, Anne Bluethenthal, Carolyn Cooke, Cindy Shearer

San Francisco, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 14 2/1/14
University of California, Riverside (Palm Desert)
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Jill Alexander Essbaum and Anthony McCann. Fiction writers: Elizabeth Crane, Gina ...

Palm Desert, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 100 2/1/15
National University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Frank Montesonti
Fiction writers: Amina Cain, Colin Dickey
Screenwriter: ...

Los Angeles, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Online
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