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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Linda Gregerson, Laura Kasischke, and Khaled Mattawa. Fiction writers: Michael Byers, ...

Ann Arbor, MI Poetry, Fiction Full 44 1/1/15
University of Minnesota
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Peter Campion, Ray Gonzalez, and Patricia Hampl. Fiction writers:  MJ Fitzgerald ...

Minneapolis, MN Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 36 12/1/14
University of Mississippi, Oxford
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Chiyuma Elliot, Beth Ann Fennelly, Ann Fisher-Wirth, and Derrick Harriel. Fiction ...

Oxford, MS Poetry, Fiction Full 24 1/5/15
University of Missouri, Columbia
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Aliki Barnstone, Scott Cairns, Cornelius Eady, Sw. Anand Prahlad
Fiction: Trudy ...

Columbia, MO Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 39 (MA and PhD students combined) 1/1/15
University of Missouri, Columbia
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Aliki Barnstone, Scott Cairns, Cornelius Eady, Sw. Anand Prahlad
Fiction: Trudy ...

Columbia, MO Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 39 (MA and PhD students combined) 1/1/15
University of Missouri, Kansas City
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Hadara Bar-Nadav, Michelle Boisseau, Robert Stewart
Fiction writers: Christie ...

Kansas City, MO Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full NR 1/15/15
University of Missouri, St. Louis
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Steve Schreiner, Shane Seely
Fiction ...

St. Louis, MO Poetry, Fiction Full 30 1/15/15
University of Montana, Missoula
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Joanna Klink, Greg Pape, Prageeta Sharma, and Karen Volkman. Fiction writers: Kevin ...

Missoula, MT Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 50 1/6/15
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Grace Bauer, Stephen Behrendt, Kwame Dawes, Ted Kooser, Stacey Waite

Lincoln, NE Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 120 (MA and PhD students combined) 12/8/14
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Grace Bauer, Stephen Behrendt, Kwame Dawes, Ted Kooser, Stacey Waite

Lincoln, NE Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 120 (MA and PhD students combined) 12/8/14
University of Nebraska, Omaha
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Kate Gale, Teri Youmans Grimm, Art Homer, Steve Langan, Jim ...

Omaha, NE Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 40 10/1/14
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Claudia Keelan, Donald Revell
Fiction writers: Maile Chapman, Doug Unger, Richard ...

Las Vegas, NV Poetry, Fiction Full 36 1/15/15
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Claudia Keelan and Donald Revell. Fiction writers: Maile Chapman, Douglas Unger, and ...

Las Vegas, NV Poetry, Fiction Full 36 1/15/15
University of New Hampshire
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Mekeel McBride, David Rivard, Charles Simic
Fiction: Jaed Coffin, Thomas Payne, ...

Durham, NH Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 45 1/15/15
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Lisa Chavez, Emily Rapp, Luci Tapahonso, Diane Thiel
Fiction: Daniel Mueller, ...

Albuquerque, NM Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 26 1/15/15
University of New Orleans
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: John Gery and Carolyn Hembree. Fiction writers: Fredrick Barton, Barb Johnson, Joanna ...

New Orleans, LA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 1/15/15
University of New Orleans
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: John Gery and Carolyn Hembree. Fiction writers: Frederick Barton, Barb Johnson, and M. ...

New Orleans, LA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 75 10/1/14
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Stuart Dischell, Terry Kennedy, and David Roderick. Fiction writers: Jim Clark, Holly ...

Greensboro, NC Poetry, Fiction Full 24 1/1/15
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Lavonne J. Adams, Mark Cox, Malena Morling, Anna Lena ...

Wilmington, NC Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 81 1/1/15
University of North Texas
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Bruce Bond, B. H. Fairchild, Corey Marks
Fiction: Miroslav Penkov, Barbara ...

Denton, TX Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 45 (MA and PhD students combined) 1/1/15
University of North Texas
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Bruce Bond, B. H. Fairchild, Corey Marks
Fiction: Miroslav Penkov, Barbara ...

Denton, TX Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 45 (MA and PhD students combined) 1/1/15
University of Notre Dame
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Johannes Göransson, Joyelle McSweeney, and Orlando Menes. Fiction writers: William ...

Notre Dame, IN Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 18 1/2/15
University of Oregon, Eugene
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Daniel Anderson, Geri Doran, and Garrett Hongo. Fiction writers: Jason Brown and Ehud ...

Eugene, OR Poetry, Fiction Full 26 1/15/15
University of Pittsburgh
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Lynn Emanuel, Yona Harvey, Terrance Hayes, and Dawn Lundy Martin. Fiction writers: ...

Pittsburgh, PA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 39 12/10/14
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 Saskatchewan
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:
Poetry: Hilary Clark, Jeanette Lynes Fiction: Jeanette Lynes The faculty also includes other ...
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 7 students per year 12/12/14
University of South Carolina, Columbia
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Samuel Amadon, Fred Dings, and Nikky Finney. Fiction writers: David Bajo and Elise ...

Columbia, SC Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 36 12/15/14
University of South Florida
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Hunt Hawkins, Jay Hopler, and Katherine Riegel. Fiction writers: Karen Brown, Rita ...

Tampa, FL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 30 1/1/15
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 12/1/14
University of Tampa
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Sandra Beasley, Erica Dawson, Steve Kistulentz, Richard Mathews, Alan Michael ...

Tampa, FL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 11/1/14
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Marilyn Kallet, Arthur Smith
Fiction: Margaret Lazarus Dean, Michael Knight

Knoxville, TN Poetry, Fiction Full 5-10 1/15/15
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Marilyn Kallet, Arthur Smith
Fiction: Margaret Lazarus Dean, Michael Knight

Knoxville, TN Poetry, Fiction Full 10 12/15/14
University of Texas in Austin, English Department
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Lisa Olstein and Dean Young. Fiction writers: Oscar Casares, Peter LaSalle, Elizabeth ...

Austin, TX Poetry, Fiction Full 14 12/15/14
University of Texas, El Paso
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Rosa Alcalá, Sasha Pimentel Chacón, Benjamín Alire Sáenz, Jeff Sirkin
Fiction: ...

El Paso, TX Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 27 1/2/15
University of Texas, El Paso
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Sasha Pimentel Chacón, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Heather Hartley, Benjamín Alire Sáenz, ...

El Paso, TX Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 12/1/14
University of Texas, James A. Michener Center for Writers
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Lisa Olstein and Dean Young. Fiction writer: Elizabeth McCracken.

Austin, TX Poetry, Fiction Full 35 12/15/14
University of Texas-Pan American
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Elvia Ardalani, Emmy Pérez, and Steven Schneider. Fiction writer: Jose Skinner. ...

Edinburg, TX Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 36 10/1/14
University of Utah, Salt Lake City
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Katharine Coles, Jacqueline Osherow, and Paisley Rekdal. Fiction writers: Michael ...

Salt Lake City, UT Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 60 12/15/14
University of Utah, Salt Lake City
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Katharine Coles, Jacqueline Osherow, Paisley Rekdal
Fiction writers: Michael ...

Salt Lake City, UT Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 60 12/15/14
University of Victoria
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Tim Lilburn
Fiction: Bill Gaston, Lee Henderson, Lorna Jackson
Nonfiction: ...

Victoria, Canada Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 10 12/16/14
University of Virginia
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Rita Dove, Paul Guest, Debra Nystrom, Gregory Orr, and Lisa Russ Spaar. Fiction ...

Charlottesville, VA Poetry, Fiction Full 25 12/15/14
University of Washington, Bothell
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Amaranth Borsuk, Sarah Dowling, Jeanne Heuving
Fiction writers: Rebecca Brown

Bothell, WA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Full 18 2/1/15
University of Washington, Seattle
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Linda Bierds, Andrew Feld, Richard Kenney, and Pimone Triplett. Fiction writers: ...

Seattle, WA Poetry, Fiction Full 30 1/2/15
University of Wisconsin, Madison
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Amy Quan Barry, Sean Bishop, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, and Ron Wallace. Fiction writers: ...

Madison, WI Poetry, Fiction Full 12 12/15/14
University of Wisconsin, Madison
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Amy Quan Barry, Sean Bishop, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, and Ron Wallace. Fiction writers: ...

Madison, WI Poetry, Fiction Full 12 12/8/14
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Kimberly Blaeser, Brenda Cárdenas, Rebecca Dunham, Maurice Kilwein Guevara

Milwaukee, WI Poetry, Fiction Full 40-50 (MA and PhD students combined) 12/15/14
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Kimberly Blaeser, Brenda Cárdenas, Rebecca Dunham, Maurice Kilwein Guevara

Milwaukee, WI Poetry, Fiction Full 40-50 (MA and PhD students combined) 12/15/14
University of Wyoming
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Harvey Hix, Kate Northrop, and David Romtvedt. Fiction writers: Alyson Hagy and Brad ...

Laramie, WY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 16 1/10/15
Vanderbilt University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Beth Bachmann, Kate Daniels, Rick Hilles, and Mark Jarman. Fiction writers: Tony ...

Nashville, TN Poetry, Fiction Full 12 12/15/15
Vermont College of Fine Arts
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Ralph Angel, Jen Bervin, Mark Cox, Mathew Dickman, Jody Gladding, Richard Jackson, ...

Montpelier, VT Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 124
Rolling Admissions
Vermont College of Fine Arts
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Jen Bervin, Bernard Cooper, Trinie Dalton, Matthew Dickman, Janet Fitch, Tim Kirkman, MG ...

Montpelier, VT Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Full 1/15/15
Virginia Commonwealth University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Gregory Donovan, Claudia Emerson, Kathleen Graber, David Wojahn. Fiction writers: ...

Richmond, VA Poetry, Fiction Full 30 1/15/15
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Fred D'Aguiar, Bob Hicok, and Erika Meitner. Fiction writers: Ed Falco, Jeff Mann, ...

Blacksburg, VA Poetry, Fiction Full 21 1/1/15
Warren Wilson College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Marianne Boruch, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Stephen Dobyns, Daisy Fried, Jennifer Grotz, ...

Asheville, NC Poetry, Fiction Low 64 9/1/14
Washington University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Mary Jo Bang, Paul Legault, and Carl Phillips. Fiction writers: Kathryn Davis, Anton ...

Saint Louis, MO Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 20 12/15/14
West Virginia University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: James Harms and Mary Ann Samyn. Fiction writers: Mark Brazaitis and Glenn Taylor. ...

Morgantown, WV Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 30 1/15/15
West Virginia Wesleyan College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Mark DeFoe, Devon McNamara, and Doug Van Gundy. Fiction writers: Richard Schmitt and ...

Buckhannon, WV Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 20 10/1/14
Western Connecticut State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Brian Clements, E. K. Mortenson, and Lisa L. Siedlarz. Fiction writers: Sandra ...

Danbury, CT Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 35 3/1/15
Western Michigan University
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Nancy Eimers, Richard Katrovas, William Olsen
Fiction: Richard Katrovas, Thisbe ...

Kalamazoo, MI Poetry, Fiction Full 30 (MFA and PhD students combined) 1/1/15
Western Michigan University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Nancy Eimers, Richard Katrovas, William Olsen
Fiction: Richard Katrovas, Thisbe ...

Kalamazoo, MI Poetry, Fiction Full 30 (MFA and PhD students combined) 1/1/15
Western State Colorado University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Ernest Hilbert, David J. Rothman, David Yezzi
Genre Fiction: Russell Davis, ...

Gunnison, CO Poetry, Fiction Low 35-40
Rolling Admissions
Western Washington University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Bruce Beasley, Oliver de la Paz, Carol Guess, Suzanne Paola
Fiction: Carol ...

Bellingham, WA Not Genre-Specific Full 30-40 1/15/15
Whidbey Writers Workshop
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: David Wagoner, Carolyne L. Wright
Fiction: Kathleen Alcalá, Bruce Holland ...

Freeland, WA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 50 10/1/14
Wichita State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Albert Goldbarth and Sam Taylor. Fiction writers: Josh Barkan and Margaret Dawe.

Wichita, KS Poetry, Fiction Full 30 2/1/15
Wilkes University
MA and MFA Programs
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Rashidah Ismaili Abubakr, Robert P. Arthur, Philip Brady, Christine Gelineau, Jan ...

Wilkes-Barre, PA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 110 12/15/14
William Paterson University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Timothy Liu and Christopher Salerno
Fiction : Marina Budhos, Philip Cioffari, ...

Wayne, NJ Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Full 12 students per year
Rolling Admissions
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