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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
New York University in Paris
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Catherine Barnett, Mark Doty, Deborah Landau, Meghan O'Rourke, and Matthew Rohrer. ...

New York, NY Poetry, Fiction Low 10/15/14
North Carolina State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: John Balaban and Dorianne Laux. Fiction writers: Wilton Barnhardt and John Kessel.

Raleigh, NC Poetry, Fiction Full 24 2/1/15
Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts (NEOMFA)
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Mary Biddinger, Philip Brady, Robert Miltner, Caryl Pagel, Craig Paulenich, Steve ...

Akron, Cleveland, Kent, Youngstown, OH Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 60-70 2/1/15
Northern Arizona University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Barbara Anderson. Fiction writers: Ann Cummins and Allen Woodman. Nonfiction writers: ...

Flagstaff, AZ Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 30 2/1/15
Northern Michigan University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Austin Hummell
Fiction writers: Jon Billman, Jennifer A. Howard
Nonfiction ...

Marquette, MI Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 21 2/1/15
Northwestern University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Sheila Donohue, Reginald Gibbons, Christina Pugh, Ed Roberson
Fiction: Chris ...

Chicago, IL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 70 (MFA and MA students combined) 10/15/14
Northwestern University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Sheila Donohue, Reginald Gibbons, Christina Pugh, Ed Roberson
Fiction: Chris ...

Chicago, IL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 70 (MFA and MA students combined) 10/15/14
Nottingham Trent University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Sarah Jackson, Andrew Taylor, Rory Waterman
Fiction writers: David Belbin, Graham ...

Nottingham, England Poetry, Fiction Full 10-20
Rolling Admissions
NYU Writers Workshop in Paris
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Chris Adrian, Catherine Barnett, Mark Doty, Nathan Englander, Myla Goldberg, Aleksandar ...

Paris, France Poetry, Fiction Low 35-40 10/15/14
Ohio State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Henri Cole, Kathy Fagan, and Andrew Hudgins. Fiction writers: Michelle Herman and ...

Columbus, OH Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 35 12/12/14
Ohio University
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Mark Halliday, J. Allyn Rosser
Fiction writers: Joan Connor, Zakes Mda, Patrick ...

Athens, OH Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 30 1/15/15
Ohio University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Mark Halliday, J. Allyn Rosser
Fiction writers: Joan Connor, Zakes Mda, Patrick ...

Athens, OH Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 30 1/15/15
Oklahoma City University (Red Earth)
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Kat Meads, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish
Fiction: Allison Amend, Lou Berney, Kat ...

Oklahoma City, OK Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 20 11/15/14
Oklahoma State University
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Lisa Lewis, Rose McLarney
Fiction writers: Toni Graham, Aimee Parkison

Stillwater, OK Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 22 1/15/15
Oklahoma State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Lisa Lewis, Rose McLarney
Fiction writers: Toni Graham, Aimee Parkison

Stillwater, OK Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 25 1/15/15
Old Dominion University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Luisa A. Igloria and Tim Seibles. Fiction writers: John McManus, Janet Peery, and ...

Norfolk, VA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 30 2/1/15
Oregon State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Karen Holmberg and Jennifer Richter. Fiction writers: Susan Jackson Rodgers and Keith ...

Corvallis, OR Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 19 1/7/15
Oregon State University – Cascades
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Emily Carr, Arielle Greenberg, and TC Tolbert. Fiction writers: Chris Boucher ...

Bend, OR Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 6/15/15
Otis College of Art and Design
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

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

Los Angeles, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 24 11/1/14
Pacific Lutheran University, Rainier Writing Workshop
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Rick Barot, Linda Bierds, David Biespiel, Fleda Brown, Kevin Clark, Greg Glazner, ...

Tacoma, WA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 15-25
Rolling Admissions
Pacific University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Sandra Alcosser, Ellen Bass, Marvin Bell, Kwame Dawes, Vievee Francis, Dorianne Laux, ...

Portland, OR Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 95 9/1/14
Pennsylvania State University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Robin Becker, Julia Spicher Kasdorf
Fiction/Nonfiction: William Cobb, Charlotte ...

University Park, PA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Full 10-14 3/15/15
Pepperdine University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

TV/Screenwriters: Sheryl J ...

Malibu, CA Not Genre-Specific Full 30 3/31/15
Pine Manor College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Kathleen Aguero, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Nicole Terez Dutton, Anne-Marie Oomen, Dzvinia ...

Chestnut Hill, MA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 35
Rolling Admissions
Portland State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: John Beer, Michele Glazer
Fiction writers: Diana Abu-Jaber, A.B. Paulson, Leni ...

Portland, OR Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 70 1/3/15
Purdue University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Marianne Boruch and Donald Platt. Fiction writers: Roxane Gay, Brian Leung, and Sharon ...

West Lafayette, IN Poetry, Fiction Full 24 1/15/15
Queens College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Nicole Cooley, Kimiko Hahn, and Roger Sedarat. Fiction writer: Maaza Mengiste. ...

Flushing, NY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 35 2/15/15
Queens University of Charlotte
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Cathy Smith Bowers, Morri Creech, Sally Keith, Nick Lantz, James McKean, Jon Pineda, ...

Charlotte, NC Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 80 10/1/14
Queens University of Charlotte (Latin America)
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Carolina De Robertis, Mary Gaitskill, Cristina Garcia, Francisco Goldman, Manuel Gonzalez, ...

Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, or Santiago, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 30 2/1/14
Roosevelt University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Fiction: Kyle Beachy, Christian TeBordo

Chicago, IL Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 35 2/1/15
Rosemont College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Liz Abrams-Morley, Blythe Davenport, and Anne Kaier. Fiction writers: Carmen Machado, ...

Rosemont, PA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 50
Rolling Admissions
Rutgers University, Camden
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: J. T. Barbarese and Patrick Rosal. Fiction and nonfiction writers: Lauren Grodstein, ...

Camden, NJ Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 40 1/20/15
Rutgers University, Newark
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Rigoberto Gonzalez, Rachel Hadas, A. Van Jordan, John Keene, ...

Newark, NJ Poetry, Fiction Full 40 1/10/15
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
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
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:

Poetry:  Persis Karm, Samuel Maio, Alan Soldofsky
Fiction: Andrew Altsschul, Nick ...

San Jose, CA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 45-55 3/1/15
Sarah Lawrence College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Matthea Harvey, James Hoch, Cathy Park Hong, Suzanne ...

Bronxville, NY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 150 12/15/14
Savannah College of Art and Design
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Atlanta: Stephanie Batcos, Christopher Bundy, Jamie Iredell, Catherine Ramsdell, Darby ...

Savannah, GA Not Genre-Specific Full Atlanta: 20; Savannah: 20; Online: 20
Rolling Admissions
Savannah College of Art and Design
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Atlanta: Stephanie Batcos, Christopher Bundy, Jamie Iredell, Catherine Ramsdell, Darby ...

Savannah, GA Not Genre-Specific Online Atlanta: 20; Savannah: 20; Online: 20
Rolling Admissions
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Sally Alatalo, Carol Anshaw, Jesse Ball, Mark Booth, Rosellen Brown, Anne Calcagno, Mary ...

Chicago, IL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 20 1/15/15
Seattle Pacific University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Jeanine Hathaway and Jeanne Murray Walker. Fiction writers: Robert Clark and Gina ...

Seattle, WA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 30
Rolling Admissions
Seton Hill University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Fiction writers: Michael Arnzen, Lee McClain, Nicole Peeler, and Albert Wendland.

Greensburg, PA Fiction Low 20-25 9/23/14
Sewanee School of Letters
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Andrew Hudgins. Fiction writers: Adrianne Harun and Michael Griffith. Nonfiction ...

Sewanee, TN Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 80
Rolling Admissions
Southern Connecticut State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Jeff Mock,Vivian Shipley
Fiction: Tim Parrish, Robin Troy

New Haven, CT Poetry, Fiction Full 24 3/1/15
Southern Illinois University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Judy Jordan, Allison Joseph, and Jon Tribble. Fiction writers: Pinckney Benedict, ...

Carbondale, IL Poetry, Fiction Full 35 2/1/15
Southern New Hampshire University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Richard Adams Carey, Wiley Cash, Craig Childs, Merle Drown, Ann Garvin, Leslie Jamison, Jo ...

Whitefield, NH Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 60-65 11/1/14
Spalding University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Debra Kang Dean, Kathleen Driskell, Shaen McCrae, Maureen Morehead, Greg Pape, and ...

Louisville, KY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 140 2/1/15
Stonecoast MFA, University of Southern Maine
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Martin Espada, James Patrick Kelly, Elena Rivera, and Tim ...

Portland, ME Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 95 9/1/14
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