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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.

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Adelphi University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Judith Baumel and Jacqueline Jones LaMon. Fiction writer: Martha Cooley. Fiction and ...

Garden City, NY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 36
Rolling Admissions
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
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
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
Arcadia University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Richard Wertime 

Glenside, PA Poetry, Fiction Full 15
Rolling Admissions
Arcadia University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Genevieve Betts and James Warner. Fiction writers: Paul Elwork, Stephanie Feldman, ...

Glenside, PA Poetry, Fiction Low 15-30 3/1/16
Arizona State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Sally Ball, Norman Dubie, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Cynthia Hogue, T. R. Hummer, Alberto ...

Tempe, AZ Poetry, Fiction Full 31 1/1/16
Ashland University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Angie Estes, Stephen Haven, Mark Irwin, and Ruth Schwartz. Fiction writers: William ...

Ashland, OH Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 40-60
Rolling Admissions
Augsburg College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Heid E. Erdrich. Fiction writers: Stephan Eirik Clark, Cass Dalglish, and Cheri ...

Minneapolis, MN Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Low 20 per year 2/1/16
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
Bard College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Anselm Berrigan, Robert Fitterman,

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 12 1/15/16
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
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
Bay Path University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Mel Allen, Leanna James Blackwell, Adam Braver, Dan Bullen, T. Susan Chang, Rita Ciresi, ...

Longmeadow, MA Creative Nonfiction Online 25
Rolling Admissions
Bennington College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: April Bernard, David Daniel, Major Jackson, Ed Ochester, and Mark Wunderlich. Fiction ...

Bennington, VT Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Low 105 3/1/16
Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Julie Hensley, Young Smith
Fiction: Julie Hensley, Nancy Jensen, R. Dean ...

Richmond, KY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 45
Rolling Admissions
Boise State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Janet Holmes and Martin Corless-Smith. Fiction writers: Brady Udall and Mitch Wieland.

Boise, ID Poetry, Fiction Full 18 1/15/16
Boston University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Maggie Dietz, Karl Kirchwey, and Robert Pinsky. Fiction writers: Leslie Epstein, ...

Boston, MA Poetry, Fiction Full 18 2/15/16
Bowling Green State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Abigail Cloud, Sharona Muir, and Larissa Szporluk. Fiction writers: Lawrence Coates, ...

Bowling Green, OH Poetry, Fiction Full 20 1/15/16
Brigham Young University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Susan Howe, Kimberly Johnson, Lance Larsen, Michael Lavers, and John Talbot. Fiction ...

Provo, UT Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 20 1/15/16
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
Brown University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: John Cayley, Forrest Gander, Cole Swensen, and C. D. Wright. Fiction writers: Brian ...

Providence, RI Poetry, Fiction, Cross-Genre Full 20 12/15/15
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
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
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 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 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 State University, San Bernardino
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Juan Delgado, Julie Paegle, and J. Chad Sweeney. Fiction writers: Felicia Luna Lemus ...

San Bernardino, CA Poetry, Fiction Full 24-30 10/17/16
Carlow University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Joseph Bathanti, Janet Beatty, Jane Candia Coleman, Mary O'Donnell, Mark Roper

Pittsburgh, PA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 34
Rolling Admissions
Cedar Crest College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Jeffrey Greene and Gwyneth Lewis. Fiction writers: Robert Antoni, David Bezmozgis, ...

Allentown, PA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Low 20 12/1/15
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
Chatham University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Joy Katz, Heather McNaugher, Sheila Squillante, and Sheryl St. Germain. Fiction ...

Pittsburgh, PA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 105
Rolling Admissions
Chatham University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Joy Katz and Sheila Squillante. Fiction writers: Sherrie Flick and Elise Levine. ...

Pittsburgh, PA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low
Rolling Admissions
Chicago State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Kelly Norman Ellis, Sandra Jackson-Opoku, and Quraysh Ali Lansana. Fiction writers: ...

Chicago, IL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 20 10/15/15
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
Colorado State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Dan Beachy-Quick, Matthew Cooperman, Camille Dungy, and Sasha Steensen. Fiction ...

Fort Collins, CO Poetry, Fiction Full 40 1/1/16
Columbia College Chicago
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: CM Burroughs, Lisa Fishman, Matthew Shenoda, Tony Trigilio, and David Trinidad. ...

Chicago, IL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 32 1/15/16
Columbia University School of the Arts
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Lucie Brock-Broido, Timothy Donnelly, and Dorothea Lasky. Fiction writers: Donald ...

New York, NY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 184 1/5/16
Converse College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Suzanne Cleary, Denise Duhamel, Albert Goldbarth, and Rick Mulkey. Fiction writers: ...

Spartanburg, SC Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 36 10/1/15
Cornell University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Alice Fulton, Ishion Hutchinson, Joanie Mackowski, Robert Morgan, and Lyrae Van ...

Ithaca, NY Poetry, Fiction Full 16 12/15/15
Cornell University
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Alice Fulton, Ishion Hutchinson, Joanie Mackowski, Robert Ray Morgan, and Lyrae ...

Ithaca, NY Poetry, Fiction Full 16 12/15/15
Creighton University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Susan Aizenberg. Fiction writers: David Philip Mullins and Mary Helen Stefaniak. ...

Omaha, NE Poetry, Fiction Full 21-48 3/15/16
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
Drew University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets and translators: Aracelis Girmay, Anne Marie Macari, Jane Mead, Alicia Ostriker, Sean ...

Madison, NJ Poetry Low 32-40 10/15/15
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
Edinburgh Napier University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Fiction: David Bishop, Sam Kelly
Graphic Novels: David Bishop
Creative Nonfiction: ...

Edinburgh, Scotland, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Full 24
Rolling Admissions
Emerson College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Jonathan Aaron, Christine Casson, Gail Mazur, Pablo Medina, John Skoyles, and Daniel ...

Boston, MA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 120 2/1/16
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
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
Florida Atlantic University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Becka McKay, Susan Mitchell, Mark Scroggins
Fiction writers: A. Papatya Bucak, ...

Boca Raton, FL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 35 11/1/15
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
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
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
George Mason University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Jennifer Atkinson, Sally Keith, Eric Pankey, Peter Streckfus, and Susan Tichy. Fiction ...

Fairfax, VA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 100 1/2/16
Georgia College & State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Alice Friman, Martin Lammonn, and Laura Newbern. Fiction writers: Aubrey Hirsch and ...

Milledgeville, GA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 30 2/1/16
Georgia State University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: David Bottoms, Beth Gylys, and Leon Stokesbury. Fiction writers: John Holman, Sheri ...

Atlanta, GA Poetry, Fiction Full 42 (MFA, MA, PhD combined) 1/15/16
Georgia State University
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: David Bottoms, Beth Gylys, and Leon Stokesbury. Fiction writers: John Holman, Sheri ...

Atlanta, GA Poetry, Fiction Full 42 (MFA, MA, PhD combined) 1/15/16
Georgia State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: David Bottoms, Beth Gylys, and Leon Stokesbury. Fiction writers: John Holman, Sheri ...

Atlanta, GA Poetry, Fiction Full 42 (MFA, MA, PhD combined) 1/15/16
Goddard College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Jan Clausen, Beatrix Gates, Elena Georgiou, Bhanu Kapil, and Jane Wohl. Fiction ...

Plainfield, VT Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 100 (Vermont); 50 (Washington) 10/15/15
Goucher College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Creative nonfiction writers: Madeleine Blais, Thomas French, Diana Hume George, Philip ...

Baltimore, MD Creative Nonfiction Low 11/18/15
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
Hamline University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Deborah Keenan and Katrina Vandenberg. Fiction writers: John Brandon, Sheila O'Connor, ...

St. Paul, MN Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 150 2/1/16
Hofstra University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Phillis Levin. Fiction writer: Martha McPhee. Nonfiction writer: Kelly McMasters. ...

Hempstead, NY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 21 2/15/16
Hollins University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Thorpe Moeckel. Fiction writer: Josh Barkan. Fiction and nonfiction writers: R. H. W. ...

Roanoke, VA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 24 1/6/16
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
Hunter College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Catherine Barnett, Donna Masini, and Tom Sleigh. Fiction writers: Peter Carey, Colum ...

New York, NY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 36 2/1/16
Indiana University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Catherine Bowman, Stacey Lynn Brown, Ross Gay, Adrian Matejka
Fiction writers: ...

Bloomington, IN Poetry, Fiction Full 36 1/2/16
Indiana University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Catherine Bowman, Stacey Lynn Brown, Ross Gay, and Adrian Matejka. Fiction writers: ...

Bloomington, IN Poetry, Fiction Full 36 1/2/16
Institute of American Indian Arts
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Sherwin Bitsui, Natalie Diaz, Santee Frazier, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Joan Kane, James ...

Santa Fe, NM Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 2/1/16
Iowa State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Debra Marquart and Mary Swander. Fiction writers: K. L. Cook and David Zimmerman. ...

Ames, IA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 30 1/5/16
Johns Hopkins University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: James Arthur, John Irwin, Dora Malech, Mary Jo Salter, and David Yezzi. Fiction ...

Baltimore , MD Poetry, Fiction Full 20 1/15/16
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
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 Low 8/31/16
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
Lancaster University
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Sarah Corbett, Jane Draycott, Paul Farley, Conor O'Callaghan and Eoghan Walls. Fiction ...

Lancaster, England Poetry, Fiction Full 20
Rolling Admissions
Lancaster University
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Sarah Corbett, Jane Draycott, Paul Farley, Conor O'Callaghan and Eoghan Walls. Fiction ...

Lancaster, England Poetry, Fiction Online 20
Rolling Admissions
Lancaster University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Sarah Corbett, Jane Draycott, Paul Farley, Conor O'Callaghan and Eoghan Walls. Fiction ...

Lancaster, England Poetry, Fiction Full 20 3/31/16
Lancaster University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Sarah Corbett, Jane Draycott, Paul Farley, Conor O'Callaghan and Eoghan Walls. Fiction ...

Lancaster, England Poetry, Fiction Online 20 3/31/16
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
Lindenwood University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Kelli Allen and Eve Jones. Fiction writers: Wm. Anthony Connolly, Tony D'Souza, and ...

St. Charles, MO Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full
Rolling Admissions
Lindenwood University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Kelli Allen and Eve Jones. Fiction writers: Wm. Anthony Connolly, Tony D'Souza, and ...

St. Charles, MO Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low
Rolling Admissions
Lindenwood University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Kelli Allen and Eve Jones. Fiction writers: Wm. Anthony Connolly, Tony D'Souza, and ...

St. Charles, MO Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Online
Rolling Admissions
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
Long Island University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet and cross-genre writer: John High. Poet, fiction, and cross-genre writer: Lewis Warsh. ...

Brooklyn, NY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Full 2/15/16
Louisiana State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Lara Glenum and Laura Mullen. Fiction writers: Jennifer Davis and James Wilcox. ...

Baton Rouge, LA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 23 1/15/16
Manhattanville College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Mark Nowak and Camille Rankine. Fiction writers: Fatin Abbas, Jeff Bens, and Neela ...

Purchase, NY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Full 40
Rolling Admissions
McNeese State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Amy Fleury. Fiction writers: John Griswold and Christopher Lowe.

Lake Charles, LA Poetry, Fiction Full 20 2/21/16
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
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
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
Murray State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Nickole Brown, Blas Falconer, Gary Jackson, and Jeff Skinner. Fiction writers: Tommy ...

Murray, KY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 10 10/1/15
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
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
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:

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
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 10/15/15
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:

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
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
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:

Poets: Catherine Barnett, Mark Doty, Meghan O’Rourke, and Matthew Rohrer. Fiction writers: ...

Paris, France Poetry, Fiction Low 35-40 10/15/15
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:

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

Athens, OH Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 30 1/15/16
Ohio University
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

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

Athens, OH Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 30 1/15/16
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, CAConrad, Arielle Greenberg, Karen Kinneyfrock and TC Tolbert. Fiction ...

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:

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

Portland, OR Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 70 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
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:

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 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:

Poets: Calvin Forbes and Ruth Margraff. Poet and fiction writer: Jesse Ball. Fiction writers: ...

Chicago, IL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 20 1/15/16
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
Southern Connecticut State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Jeff Mock and Vivian Shipley. Fiction writers: Tim Parrish and Robin Troy.

New Haven, CT Poetry, Fiction Full 24 3/1/16
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 2/1/16
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
Spalding University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

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

Louisville, KY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 140 2/1/16
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
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
SUNY, Buffalo
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Judith Goldman, Myung Mi Kim
Fiction: Dimitri Anastasopoulos, Christina Milletti

Buffalo, NY Poetry, Fiction, Cross-Genre Full 30
Rolling Admissions
Syracuse University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Michael Burkard, Brooks Haxton, Mary Karr, Christopher Kennedy, and Bruce Smith. ...

Syracuse, NY Poetry, Fiction Full 36 12/15/15
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
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
The College of Saint Rose
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Barbara Ungar. Fiction writers: Hollis Seamon and Rone Shavers. Nonfiction writer: ...

Albany, NY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 15-20
Rolling Admissions
The New School
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Mark Bibbins, Elaine Equi, Hettie Jones, David Lehman, Robert Polito, and Laurie ...

New York, NY Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 200 1/15/16
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 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 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
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 Arkansas
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Geoffrey Brock, Geffrey Davis, Michael Heffernan, and Davis McCombs. Fiction writers: ...

Fayetteville, AR Poetry, Fiction Full 40 1/8/16
University of Arkansas at Monticello
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Nan Cohen, Sandy Longhorn and Jessica Piazza. Fiction writers: Diane Payne and Mark ...

Monticello, AR Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Online 13 11/10/15
University of Baltimore
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Kendra Kopelke and Steve Matanle. Fiction writers: Betsy Boyd and Jane Delury. ...

Baltimore, MD Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 24 2/15/16
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 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
University of British Columbia
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Susan Musgrave. Fiction writers: Nancy Lee and Annabel Lyon. Nonfiction writer: Wayne ...

Vancouver, Canada Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 10/19/15
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
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, 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, 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, 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 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
University of Central Florida
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Don Stap and Terry Ann Thaxton. Fiction writers: Susan Hubbard, David James Poissant, ...

Orlando, FL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 36 1/5/16
University of Central Oklahoma
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Matt Hollrah. Fiction writers: Adam Davies, Steve Garrison, and Constance Squires. ...

Edmond, OK Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 22 9/15/15
University of Cincinnati
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Don Bogen, James Cummins, and John Drury. Fiction writers: Chris Bachelder, Michael ...

Cincinnati, OH Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 10-15 1/15/16
University of Cincinnati
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Don Bogen, James Cummins, and John Drury. Fiction writers: Chris Bachelder, Michael ...

Cincinnati, OH Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 25-30 1/15/16
University of Colorado
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Julie Carr, Noah Eli Gordon, and Ruth Ellen Kocher. Fiction writers: Jeffrey DeShell, ...

Boulder, CO Poetry, Fiction Full 36 12/31/15
University of Florida
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Michael Hofmann, William Logan, Ange Mlinko, and Sidney Wade. Fiction writers: Jill ...

Gainesville, FL Poetry, Fiction Full 36 1/15/16
University of Georgia
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Miriam Jacobson, Ed Pavlić, Jed Rasula, and Andrew Zawacki. Poet and fiction writer: ...

Athens, GA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 24 12/2/15
University of Guelph-Humber
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Dionne Brand
Fiction: Catherine Bush
Drama: Judith Thompson

Toronto, Canada Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 12/1/15
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
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 Idaho
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Ron McFarland, Alexandra Teague and Robert Wrigley. Fiction writer: Daniel Orozco. ...

Moscow, ID Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 40 1/15/16
University of Illinois, Chicago
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Christina Pugh, Roger Reeves, and Anne Winters. Fiction writers: Christopher Grimes, ...

Chicago, IL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 10 2/1/16
University of Illinois, Chicago
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Christina Pugh, Roger Reeves, and Anne Winters. Fiction writers: Christopher Grimes, ...

Chicago, IL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 25 12/15/15
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Janice N. Harrington, Bridgit Peegen Kelly, and Michael Madonick. Fiction writers: ...

Urbana, IL Poetry, Fiction Full 18 12/4/15
University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Nonfiction writers: John D'Agata, Patricia Foster, Kerry Howley, Jeff Porter, Bonnie ...

Iowa City, IA Creative Nonfiction Full 10-15 1/1/16
University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: James Galvin, Mark Levine, and Elizabeth Willis. Fiction writers: Ethan Canin, Lan ...

Iowa City, IA Poetry, Fiction Full 100 1/3/16
University of Kansas
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Joseph Harrington, Kenneth Irby, and Megan Kaminski. Fiction writers: Kij Johnson, ...

Lawrence, KS Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 11 12/31/15
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 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
University of Massachusetts, Boston
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Jill McDonough, Joyce Peseroff, and Lloyd Schwartz. Fiction writers: John Fulton and ...

Boston, MA Poetry, Fiction Full 30 1/15/16
University of Memphis
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet and fiction writer: John Bensko. Poet and creative nonfiction writer: Sonja Livingston. ...

Memphis, TN Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 39 10/15/15
University of Miami
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Jaswinder Bolina, Mia Leonin, and Maureen Seaton. Fiction writers: Chantel Acevedo, A. ...

Coral Gables, FL Poetry, Fiction Full 12 2/1/16
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Linda Gregerson, Laura Kasischke, Khaled Mattawa, and Keith Taylor. Fiction writers: ...

Ann Arbor, MI Poetry, Fiction Full 44 1/1/16
University of Minnesota
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Peter Campion and Ray Gonzalez. Fiction writers: Charles Baxter, M. J. Fitzgerald, ...

Minneapolis, MN Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 36 12/1/15
University of Mississippi, Oxford
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Beth Ann Fennelly, Ann Fisher-Wirth, and Derrick Harriell. Fiction writers: Matthew ...

Oxford, MS Poetry, Fiction Full 24 1/5/16
University of Missouri, Columbia
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Aliki Barnstone, Scott Cairns, Cornelius Eady and Sw. Anand Prahlad. Fiction writers: ...

Columbia, MO Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 39 (MA and PhD students combined) 1/1/16
University of Missouri, Columbia
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Aliki Barnstone, Scott Cairns, Cornelius Eady and Sw. Anand Prahlad. Fiction writers: ...

Columbia, MO Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 39 (MA and PhD students combined) 1/1/16
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
University of Missouri, St. Louis
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Steve Schreiner and Shane Seely. Fiction ...

St. Louis, MO Poetry, Fiction Full 30 3/1/16
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
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Grace Bauer, Stephen Behrendt, Kwame Dawes, Ted Kooser, and Stacey Waite. Fiction and ...

Lincoln, NE Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 120 (MA and PhD students combined) 12/7/15
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
MA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Grace Bauer, Stephen Behrendt, Kwame Dawes, Ted Kooser, and Stacey Waite. Fiction and ...

Lincoln, NE Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 120 (MA and PhD students combined) 12/7/15
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 10/1/15
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 Not Genre-Specific Full 36 1/15/16
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

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

Las Vegas, NV Poetry, Fiction Full 36 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 New Mexico, Albuquerque
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Mark Caughey and Luci Tapahonso. Fiction writers: Andrew Bourelle, Daniel Mueller, ...

Albuquerque, NM Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 26 1/15/16
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 1/15/16
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
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 1/1/16
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 81 1/5/16
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
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 Notre Dame
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

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

Notre Dame, IN Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 18 1/2/16
University of Oregon, Eugene
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

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

Eugene, OR Poetry, Fiction Full 26 1/15/16
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 1/7/16
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 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 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 Full 36 12/15/15
University of South Florida
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Hunt Hawkins and Jay Hopler. Fiction writers: Karen Brown, Rita Ciresi, John Henry ...

Tampa, FL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 30 1/1/16
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 Tampa
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Sandra Beasley, Erica Dawson, Donald Morrill, and Alan Michael Parker. Fiction ...

Tampa, FL Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 11/20/15
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 Tennessee, Knoxville
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Marilyn Kallet, Arthur Smith
Fiction writers: Margaret Lazarus Dean, Michael ...

Knoxville, TN Poetry, Fiction Full 10 12/15/15
University of Texas in Austin, New Writers Project
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Lisa Olstein and Dean Young. Fiction writers: Edward Carey, Oscar Cásares, Peter ...

Austin, TX Poetry, Fiction Full 14 12/15/15
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Elvia Ardalani, Emmy Pérez, and Steven Schneider. Fiction writer: Britt Haraway and ...

Edinburg and Brownsville, TX Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 36 10/1/15
University of Texas, El Paso
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Benjamín Alire Sáenz and Jeff Sirkin. Fiction writers: Daniel Chacón, José de Piérola ...

El Paso, TX Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 27 1/2/16
University of Texas, El Paso
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Benjamín Alire Sáenz and Jeff Sirkin. Fiction writers: Daniel Chacón, José de Piérola ...

El Paso, TX Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Online 12/1/15
University of Texas, James A. Michener Center for Writers
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Kurt Heinzelman, Lisa Olstein, and Dean Young. Fiction writer: Michael Adams, Edward ...

Austin, TX Poetry, Fiction Full 35 12/15/15
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
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
University of Victoria
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Tim Lilburn. Fiction writers: Bill Gaston, Lee Henderson, and Lorna Jackson. Nonfiction ...

Victoria, Canada Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 10 12/1/15
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 12/15/15
University of Washington, Bothell
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Amaranth Borsuk, Sarah Dowling, and Jeanne Heuving. Prose writers: Ted Hiebert and Joe ...

Bothell, WA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Full 18 2/1/16
University of Washington, Seattle
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

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

Seattle, WA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 30 1/2/16
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 12/15/15
University of Wisconsin, Madison
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

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

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

Poets: Kimberly Blaeser, Brenda Cárdenas, Rebecca Dunham, Maurice Kilwein-Guevara

Milwaukee, WI Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction Full 40-50 (MA and PhD students combined) 12/15/15
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Kimberly Blaeser, Brenda Cárdenas, Rebecca Dunham, Maurice Kilwein-Guevara

Milwaukee, WI Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction Full 40-50 (MA and PhD students combined) 12/15/15
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 1/10/16
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, Mark Cox, Mathew Dickman, Richard Jackson, Tomás Q. Morín, Mary Ruefle, ...

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

Poet: Matthew Dickman. Fiction writers: Janet Fitch and Richard Rayner. Nonfiction writers: ...

Montpelier, VT Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Full 2/24/16
Virginia Commonwealth University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Gregory Donovan, Kathleen Graber, and David Wojahn. Fiction writers: Susann Cokal, Tom ...

Richmond, VA Poetry, Fiction Full 30 1/15/16
Virginia Tech
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Nikki Giovanni, Jeffrey Mann, and Erika Meitner. Fiction writers: Edward Falco, ...

Blacksburg, VA Poetry, Fiction Full 21 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
Washington University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Mary Jo Bang and Carl Phillips. Fiction writers: Kathryn Davis, Danielle Dutton, and ...

Saint Louis, MO Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Full 20 12/15/15
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 1/15/16
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 10/1/15
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 3/1/16
Western Michigan University
PhD Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Nancy Eimers, Richard Katrovas, William Olsen
Fiction writers: Richard Katrovas, ...

Kalamazoo, MI Poetry, Fiction Full 30 (MFA and PhD students combined) 12/15/15
Western Michigan University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Nancy Eimers and William Olsen. Fiction: T. Geronimo Johnson. Fiction and nonfiction: ...

Kalamazoo, MI Poetry, Fiction Full 30 (MFA and PhD students combined) 12/15/15
Western State Colorado University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Ernest Hilbert and David J. Rothman. Fiction writers: Russell Davis, Stacia Deutsch, ...

Gunnison, CO Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 35-40 6/1/16
Western Washington University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Bruce Beasley and Oliver de la Paz. Fiction: Carol Guess, Kristiana Kahakauwila, ...

Bellingham, WA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre Full 30-40 1/15/16
Whidbey Writers Workshop / Northwest Institute of Literary Arts
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: David Wagoner and Carolyne L. Wright. Fiction writers: Kathleen Alcalá, Bruce Holland ...

Freeland, WA Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Low 50 10/1/15
Wichita State University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Albert Goldbarth and Sam Taylor. Fiction writers: Margaret Dawe and Amy Parker.

Wichita, KS Poetry, Fiction Full 30 2/1/16
Wilkes University
MFA and MA Programs
Core Faculty Includes:

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

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

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

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

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