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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 Residency Program Sizesort icon Deadline
National University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Amina Cain, Colin Dickey, Frank Montesonti, Jervey Tervalon, Michael Zimmer

La Jolla, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Online
Rolling Admissions
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
Antioch University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Dodie Bellamy, Molly Bendall, Gayle Brandeis, Leonard Chang, Susan Taylor Chehak, Jim ...

Los Angeles, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 100 2/15/14
University of California, Riverside (Palm Desert)
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Elizabeth Crane, Tod Goldberg, Stephen Graham Jones, Mary Otis, Mary Yukari Waters, Mark ...

Palm Desert, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 100 2/1/14
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
San Diego State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Sandra Alcosser, Marilyn Chin, Katie Farris, Harold Jaffe, Ilya Kaminsky, Stephen-Paul ...

San Diego, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 150 2/1/14
University of California, San Diego
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Cristina Rivera-Garza, Rae Armantrout, Anna Joy Springer, Camille Forbes, Ben Doller

La Jolla, CA Cross-Genre Full 18 12/1/13
California State University, Long Beach
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Stephen Cooper, Lisa Glatt, Suzanne Greenberg, Bill Mohr, Patty Seyburn, Charles Harper Webb, ...

Long Beach, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 24 1/15/14
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
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
California State University, San Bernardino
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

James Brown, Juan Delgado, Glen Hirshberg, Kevin Moffett, Julie Paegle

San Bernardino, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 24-30 7/15/14
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
Pepperdine University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Sheryl J Anderson, Elisabeth Seldes Annacone, Dick Blasucci, Chris Cluess, Andy Guerdat, Jim ...

Malibu, CA Not Genre-Specific Full 30 3/31/14
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
University of California, Riverside
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Reza Aslan, Eric Barr, Mike Davis, Charles Evered, Juan Felipe Herrera, Rickerby Hinds, ...

Riverside, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 40 1/5/14
Saint Mary’s College of California
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Marilyn Abildskov, Wesley Gibson, Rosemary Graham, Brenda Hillman, Lysley Tenorio, Matthew ...

Moraga, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 45 1/31/14
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
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
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 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
University of San Francisco
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Stephen Beachy, Catherine Brady, Lewis Buzbee, Lowell Cohn, Norma Cole, Lisa Harper, Dave ...

San Francisco, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 65 1/15/14
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
San Francisco State University
MFA and MA Programs
Core Faculty Includes:

Michelle Carter, Nona Caspers, Maxine Chernoff, Roy Conboy, Camille Dungy, Bob Gluck, Paul ...

San Francisco, CA Poetry, Fiction Full MFA: 131, MA: 37 12/15/13
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