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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 England College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Brian Henry, Ilya Kaminsky, Andrew Morgan, Malena Morling, Tara Rebele, Allison ...

Henniker, NH Poetry, Fiction Low 18-24 per year
Rolling Admissions
New Hampshire Institute of Art
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: MRB Chelko, Ryan Flaherty, and S Stephanie. Prose writers: Charlotte Bacon, Joni B. ...

Manchester and Peterborough, NH Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Low 12-15 10/1/15
New Mexico State University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Carmen Gimenez Smith, Richard Greenfield, and Connie Voisine. Fiction writers: Lee K. ...

Las Cruces, NM Poetry, Fiction Full 10/1/15
New Mexico State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Carmen Giménez Smith, Richard Greenfield, and Connie Voisine. Fiction writers: Rus ...

Las Cruces, NM Poetry, Fiction Full 30 1/15/16
New York University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Catherine Barnett, Anne Carson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Sharon Olds, Matthew Rohrer
...

New York, NY Poetry, Fiction Full 96 12/18/16
New York University in Paris
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Catherine Barnett, Mark Doty, Nick Laird, Deborah Landau, Meghan O'Rourke, Matthew ...

New York, NY Poetry, Fiction Low 10/15/16
North Carolina State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: John Balaban and Dorianne Laux. Fiction writers: Wilton Barnhardt, Belle Boggs, and ...

Raleigh, NC Poetry, Fiction Full 24 2/1/16
Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts (NEOMFA)
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Mary Biddinger, William Greenway, Caryl Pagel, Craig Paulenich, and Catherine Wing. ...

Akron, Cleveland, Kent, Youngstown, OH Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 60-70 1/15/16
Northern Arizona University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet and nonfiction writer: Nicole Walker. Fiction writers: Ann Cummins and Allen Woodman. ...

Flagstaff, AZ Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 30 2/1/16
Northern Michigan University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Austin Hummell and Patricia Killelea. Fiction writers: Jon Billman, Jennifer A. ...

Marquette, MI Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 21 2/1/16
Northwestern University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Reginald Gibbons, Simone Muench, Ed Roberson
Fiction: Chris Abani, Stuart ...

Chicago, IL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 70 (MFA and MA students combined) 10/15/16
Northwestern University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Reginald Gibbons, Simone Muench, Ed Roberson
Fiction: Chris Abani, Stuart ...

Chicago, IL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 70 (MFA and MA students combined) 10/15/16
Nottingham Trent University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Sarah Jackson, Andrew Taylor, Rory Waterman
Fiction: David Belbin

Nottingham, England Poetry, Fiction Full 10-20
Rolling Admissions
Ohio State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Kathy Fagan and Andrew Hudgins. Fiction and nonfiction writers: Michelle Herman and ...

Columbus, OH Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 35 12/11/15
Ohio University
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

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

Athens, OH Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 30 1/15/17
Ohio University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

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

Athens, OH Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 30 1/15/17
Oklahoma City University (Red Earth)
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Kat Meads, Quraysh Ali Lansana and Jeanetta Calhoun Mish. Fiction writers: Allison ...

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

Poet: Lisa Lewis. Fiction writers: Toni Graham and Aimee Parkison.

Visiting faculty ...

Stillwater, OK Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 22 1/15/16
Oklahoma State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Lisa Lewis. Fiction writers: Toni Graham and Aimee Parkison.

Visiting faculty ...

Stillwater, OK Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 25 1/15/16
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 2/1/16
Oregon State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: David Biespiel, Karen Holmberg, and Jennifer Richter. Fiction writers: Nick Dybek, ...

Corvallis, OR Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 19 1/6/16
Oregon State University – Cascades
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Emily Carr, Arielle Greenberg, TC Tolbert
Fiction writers: Beth Alvarado, ...

Bend, OR Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 4/1/16
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
Pacific Lutheran University, Rainier Writing Workshop
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Rick Barot, Linda Bierds, David Biespiel, Fleda Brown, Kevin Clark, Oliver de la Paz, ...

Tacoma, WA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 15-25 11/30/15
Pacific University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Sandra Alcosser, Ellen Bass, Marvin Bell, Eduardo C. Corral, Kwame Dawes, Vievee ...

Portland, OR Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 95 9/1/15
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 10/16/15
Portland State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: John Beer, Michele Glazer
Fiction: Diana Abu-Jaber, Gabriel Urza, Leni Zumas

Portland, OR Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 55 1/15/16
Purdue University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Marianne Boruch, Bob Hicok, and Donald Platt. Fiction writers: Roxane Gay, Brian ...

West Lafayette, IN Poetry, Fiction Full 24 12/30/15
Queens College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Nicole Cooley and Kimiko Hahn. Fiction writer: Maaza Mengiste. Nonfiction writer: John ...

Flushing, NY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 35 2/15/16
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 10/1/15
Queens University of Charlotte (Latin America)
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Ada Limón and Orlando Menes. Fiction writers: Carolina De Robertis, Mary Gaitskill, ...

Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, or Santiago, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 30 10/1/15
Roosevelt University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Fiction writers: Kyle Beachy and Christian TeBordo. Creative nonfiction writer: Regina ...

Chicago, IL Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 35 2/1/16
Rosemont College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Blythe Davenport and Christine Salvatore-Smith. Fiction writers: Randall Brown, Carmen ...

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 1/20/16
Rutgers University, Newark
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Rigoberto González, Rachel Hadas, A. Van Jordan, and Brenda ...

Newark, NJ Poetry, Fiction Full 40 1/5/16
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
Sam Houston State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Ching-In Chen, Nick Lantz, Paul Ruffin
Fiction: Olivia Clare, Scott Kaukonen, ...

Huntsville, TX Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 20
Rolling Admissions
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
San Francisco State University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Maxine Chernoff, Paul Hoover, Andrew Joron, Daniel Langton
Fiction: Nona ...

San Francisco, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 37 1/15/17
San Francisco State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Maxine Chernoff, Paul Hoover, Andrew Joron, Daniel Langton, Toni Mirosevich
...

San Francisco, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 131 1/15/17
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
Sarah Lawrence College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

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

Bronxville, NY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 150 12/15/15
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:

Poetry, Fiction: Calvin Forbes
Poetry, Cross-Genre: Ruth Margraff
Poetry, Fiction, ...

Chicago, IL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Full 35–40 1/10/17
School of Visual Arts
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Thomas Beard, Jennifer Krasinski, Claudia LaRocco, Dejan Lukic, Nancy Princenthal, David Levi ...

New York, NY Not Genre-Specific Full 20
Rolling Admissions
Seattle Pacific University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Scott Cairns and Jeanne Murray Walker. Fiction writers: Robert Clark and Gina Ochsner. ...

Seattle, WA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 30 11/15/15
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 10/5/15
Sewanee School of Letters
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Danny Anderson. Fiction writers: Chris Bachelder and Holly Goddard Jones. Nonfiction ...

Sewanee, TN Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 80
Rolling Admissions
Sierra Nevada College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Gabriel Fried, Nathalie Handal, Lee Herrick, Gailmarie Pahmeier, Patricia Smith, and ...

Incline Village, NV Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low
Rolling Admissions
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