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University of Maryland
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Elizabeth Arnold, Michael Collier, Stanley Plumly, and Joshua Weiner. Fiction writers: ...

College Park, MD Poetry, Fiction Full 45 1/15/16
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 1/15/16
University of North Texas
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

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

Denton, TX Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 45 (MA and PhD students combined) 1/1/16
University of North Texas
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

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

Denton, TX Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 45 (MA and PhD students combined) 1/1/16
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
Naropa University, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Bhanu Kapil, Michelle Naka Pierce, Andrea Rexilius, Andrew Schelling, and Anne ...

Boulder, CO Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Full 48 12/4/15
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Marilyn Kallet and Arthur Smith. Fiction: Michael Knight. Fiction and nonfiction: ...

Knoxville, TN Poetry, Fiction Full 5-10 1/15/16
University of Alaska, Anchorage
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Anne Caston. Fiction writer: Jo-Ann Mapson. Nonfiction writer: Sherry Simpson.

Anchorage, AK Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 50 1/15/16
University of Arizona
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Susan Briante, Farid Matuk, and Joshua Marie Wilkinson. Fiction writers: Kate ...

Tucson, AZ Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 50 1/1/16
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 1/6/16
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
Minnesota State University, Mankato
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Candace Black and Richard Robbins. Fiction writers: Geoff Herbach, Diana Joseph, and ...

Mankato, MN Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 52 2/1/16
Portland State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: John Beer and Michele Glazer. Fiction writers: Diana Abu-Jaber, Charles McLeod, A. B. ...

Portland, OR Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 55 1/15/16
Ball State University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Mark Neely
Fiction: Cathy Day, Sean Lovelace
Nonfiction: Jill Christman, ...

Muncie, IN Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 6
Rolling Admissions
University of Nevada, Reno
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Steve Gehrke, Ann Keniston, Gailmarie Pahmeier
Fiction: Christopher Coake, ...

Reno, NV Poetry, Fiction Full 6-10 per year 1/15/16
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
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
American University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Kyle Dargan and David Keplinger. Fiction writers: Stephanie Grant and Richard McCann. ...

Washington, DC Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 60
Rolling Admissions
Florida International University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Denise Duhamel and Campbell McGrath. Fiction writers: Lynne Barrett, Debra Dean, John ...

Miami, FL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 60 1/12/16
Butler University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Chris Forhan and Alessandra Lynch. Fiction writers: Dan Barden, Michael Dahlie, and ...

Indianapolis, IN Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 60 3/14/16
Fairleigh Dickinson University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Renée Ashley, David Daniel, Kathleen Graber, and ...

Madison, NJ Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 60 10/15/15
Brooklyn College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Julie Agoos and Ben Lerner. Fiction writers: Joshua Henkin and Dinaw Mengestu.

Brooklyn, NY Poetry, Fiction Full 60 1/15/16
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 12/15/15
Eastern Washington University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Christopher Howell and Jonathan Johnson. Fiction writers: Samuel Ligon and Gregory ...

Spokane, WA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 60 2/23/16
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Robin Behn, Joel Brouwer, and Heidi Lynn Staples. Fiction writer: Kellie Wells. ...

Tuscaloosa, AL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 60 12/31/15
University of British Columbia
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Rhea Tregebov. Poet and fiction writer: Keith Maillard. Fiction writers: Steven ...

Vancouver, Canada Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 60 1/4/16
University of British Columbia
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Rhea Tregebov. Poet and fiction writer: Keith Maillard. Fiction writers: Steven ...

Vancouver, Canada Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Online 60 1/4/16
Hamline University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Swati Avasthi, Marsha Wilson Chall, Kelly Easton, Emily Jenkins, Ron Koertge, Mary Logue, ...

St. Paul, MN Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 60 10/1/15
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 12/15/15
Florida State University
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Erin Belieu, Joann Gardner, Barbara Hamby, James Kimbrell, David Kirby, and Virgil ...

Tallahassee, FL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 60 (including MFA students) 12/17/15
Florida State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Erin Belieu, Joann Gardner, Barbara Hamby, James Kimbrell, David Kirby, Virgil Suarez ...

Tallahassee, FL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 60 (including PhD students) 12/17/15
Southern New Hampshire University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Fiction writers: Jami Attenberg, Wiley Cash, Ann Garvin, Jo Knowles, Diane Les Becquets, ...

Whitefield, NH Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 60-65 10/1/15
Texas State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Cyrus Cassells, Roger Jones, Cecily Parks, Kathleen Peirce, and Steve Wilson. Fiction ...

San Marcos, TX Poetry, Fiction Full 60-65 1/15/16
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
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 9/1/15
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
Fairfield University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Carol Ann Davis, William B. Patrick, and Baron Wormser. Fiction writers: Rachel Basch, ...

Fairfield, CT Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 66
Rolling Admissions
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Mark Cox, Malena Morling, and Michael White. Fiction writers: Wendy Brenner, Nina De ...

Wilmington, NC Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 68 1/5/16
Albertus Magnus College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Charles Rafferty and Paul Robichaud. Fiction writer: Sarah Harris Wallman. Nonfiction ...

New Haven, CT Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 7
Rolling Admissions
University of Saskatchewan
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Jeanette Lynes.

The faculty also includes other professional mentors from the writing ...

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 7 students per year 1/15/16
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Peter Gizzi and Dara Wier. Fiction writers: Noy Holland, Edie Meidav, Sabina Murray, ...

Amherst, MA Poetry, Fiction Full 70 12/15/15
Bath Spa University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Lucy English, Carrie Etter, Tim Liardet, Steve May, Gerard Woodward
Fiction: ...

Bath, England Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 70
Rolling Admissions
Bath Spa University
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Lucy English, Carrie Etter, Tim Liardet, Steve May, Gerard Woodward
Fiction: ...

Bath, England Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 70
Rolling Admissions
Northwestern University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Sheila Donohue, Reginald Gibbons and Simone Muench. Fiction writers: Chris Abani, ...

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

Poets: Sheila Donohue, Reginald Gibbons and Simone Muench. Fiction writers: Chris Abani, ...

Chicago, IL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 70 (MFA and MA students combined) 10/15/15
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 10/1/15
Kingston University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Oli Hazzard and Hannah Lowe. Fiction writers: Diran Adebayo, Adam Baron, and James ...

London, England Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 75-100 (MFA and MA students combined) 8/31/16
Kingston University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Siobhan Campbell, Paul Perry, Jane Yeh
Fiction: Adam Baron, Paul Bailey, ...

London, England Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 75-100 (MFA and MA students combined)
Rolling Admissions
Kingston University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Siobhan Campbell, Paul Perry, Jane Yeh
Fiction: Adam Baron, Paul Bailey, ...

London, England Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 75-100 (MFA and MA students combined)
Rolling Admissions
University of Central Arkansas
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Sandy Longhorn. Poet, fiction, and nonfiction writer: Mark Spitzer. Fiction and ...

Conway, AR Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 8 2/1/16
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
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
DePaul University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Richard Jones
Fiction: Dan Stolar, Rebecca Johns Trissler
Nonfiction: Ted ...

Chicago, IL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Full 80-100
Rolling Admissions
University of Houston
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Nick Flynn, Tony Hoagland, Kevin Prufer, Martha Serpas, and Roberto Tejada. Fiction ...

Houston, TX Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 81 (MFA and PhD students combined) 12/31/15
University of Houston
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Nick Flynn, Tony Hoagland, Kevin Prufer, Martha Serpas, and Roberto Tejada. Fiction ...

Houston, TX Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 81 (MFA and PhD students combined) 12/15/15
City College of New York
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Michelle Valladares. Fiction writers: Salar Abdoh and Mark Mirsky. Poet and nonfiction ...

New York, NY Poetry, Fiction Full 90 2/1/16
Stony Brook Southampton
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Star Black, Billy Collins, and Julie Sheehan. Fiction writers: Melissa Bank, Ursula ...

Southampton, NY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 90 1/1/16
Stonecoast MFA, University of Southern Maine
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Ted Deppe, Martín Espada, Stephen Motika, and Elena Rivera. ...

Portland, ME Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 95 9/1/15
Lesley University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Erin Belieu, Sharon Bryan, Teresa Cader, Rafael Campo, Steven Cramer, Adrian Matejka, ...

Cambridge, MA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 95 3/1/16
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
New York University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Anne Carson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Sharon Olds, and Matthew Rohrer. Fiction writers: ...

New York, NY Poetry, Fiction Full 96 (MFA and MA students combined) 12/18/15
New York University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Yusef Komunyakaa, Deborah Landau, Sharon Olds, Meghan O'Rourke, Matthew Rohrer, Brenda ...

New York, NY Poetry, Fiction Full 96 (MFA and MA students combined) 12/18/15
The Writer's Foundry at St. Joseph's College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Chris Adrian, Randall Horton
Prose writers: Angela Flournoy, Steven Hobbs, Hari ...

Brooklyn, NY Not Genre-Specific Full Approximately 15 students each year
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
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
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Derick Burleson and Sean Hill. Fiction writers: Gerri Brightwell and Kyle Mellen. ...

Fairbanks, AK Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full NR 1/15/16
Temple University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Jena Osman, Brian Teare
Fiction: Don Lee, Joan Mellen, and Alan Singer

Philadelphia, PA Poetry, Fiction Full NR 12/15/15
University of Missouri, Kansas City
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Hadara Bar-Nadav, Michelle Boisseau, and Robert Stewart. Fiction writer: Michael ...

Kansas City, MO Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full NR 1/15/16
London Metropolitan University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Sarah Law, Niall O'Sullivan
Fiction writers: Carolyn Hart, Sunny Singh

London, England Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Full NR
Rolling Admissions
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