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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.

Schoolsort icon City/State Genre Residency Program Size Deadline
University of Southern California
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Aimee Bender, T.C. Boyle, Geoff Dyer, Percival Everett, Mark Irwin, Dana Johnson, Anna ...

Los Angeles, CA Not Genre-Specific Full 10-12 12/1/15
University of San Francisco
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: D.A. Powell and Bruce Snider. Fiction writers: Stephen Beachy, Catherine Brady, Lewis ...

San Francisco, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 65 1/15/16
University of California, San Diego
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Ben Doller. Fiction writers: Camille Forbes, Cristina Rivera-Garza, and Anna Joy ...

La Jolla, CA Cross-Genre Full 18 12/1/15
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 2/1/16
University of California, Riverside
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Katie Ford and Allison White. Fiction writers: Charmaine Craig, Joshua Emmons, Stephen ...

Riverside, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 40 1/5/16
University of California, Irvine
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Amy Gerstler and Michael Ryan. Fiction writers: Ron Carlson and Michelle Latiolais.

Irvine, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 24 12/10/15
University of California, Davis
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Joshua Clover, Katie Peterson and Joe Wenderoth. Fiction writers: Lucy Corin, Pam ...

Davis, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 28 1/5/16
San Jose State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Persis Karim, Samuel Maio, and Alan Soldofsky. Fiction writers: John Engell and Nick ...

San Jose, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 45-55 3/1/16
San Francisco State University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Paul Hoover and Daniel Langton. Poets and fiction writers: Maxine Chernoff, Robert ...

San Francisco, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 37 1/15/16
San Francisco State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Paul Hoover and Daniel Langton. Poets and fiction writers: Maxine Chernoff, Robert ...

San Francisco, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 131 1/15/16
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 60 2/1/16
Saint Mary’s College of California
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Brenda Hillman and Matthew Zapruder. Fiction writers: Rosemary Graham and Lysley ...

Moraga, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 45 1/31/16
Otis College of Art and Design
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Guy Bennett, Jen Hofer, Dennis Phillips, and Paul Vangelisti. Fiction writers: Sarah ...

Los Angeles, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 24 11/1/15
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
Rolling Admissions
Mount St. Mary's University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Bilingual poet and fiction writer: Johnny Payne II. Fiction writer: Lisa Locascio. Nonfiction ...

Los Angeles, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 10
Rolling Admissions
Mills College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: David Buuck, Stephen Ratcliffe, Juliana Spahr, Truong Tran, Stephanie Young
...

Oakland, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full Approximately 60 12/15/15
Mills College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Stephen Ratcliffe and Truong Tran. Fiction writers: Marisa Handler, Micheline ...

Oakland, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 75 12/15/15
Holy Names University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Kathy Garlick, Nina Handler, Anne F. Walker

Oakland, CA Not Genre-Specific Full 15 students per year
Rolling Admissions
Fresno State
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Corrinne Clegg Hales and Tim Skeen. Fiction writers: Alex Espinoza and Randa Jarrar. ...

Fresno, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 60 3/1/16
Chapman University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Anna Leahy. Fiction writers: Richard Bausch, Jim Blaylock, Alicia Kozameh, and Martin ...

Orange, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 36 2/1/16
California State University, Long Beach
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

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

Long Beach, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 24 1/15/16
California Institute of the Arts
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets and prose writers: Tisa Bryant, Brian Evenson, Doug Kearney, Maggie Nelson, Janet ...

Valencia, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Full 45 1/5/16
California Institute of Integral Studies
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Anne Bluethenthal, Carolyn Cooke, and Cindy Shearer

San Francisco, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 14 2/1/16
California College of the Arts
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Tonya Foster and Joseph Lease. Fiction writers: Juvenal Acosta, Tom Barbash, and Aimee ...

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

Poet: Jenny Factor. Fiction and nonfiction writers: Steve Heller and Bernadette Murphy.

Los Angeles, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 100 2/15/16

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