MFA Programs Database

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.

  • Boston, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Christine Casson, Pablo Medina, John Skoyles, Daniel Tobin
    Fiction: Ben Brooks, Maria Flook, Julia Glass, Lise Haines, Kim McLarin, William Orem, Pamela Painter, Jon Papernick, Ladette Randolph, Frederick Reiken, Jessica Treadway, Steve Yarbrough, Mako Yoshikawa
    Nonfiction: Jabari Asim, Richard Hoffman, Megan Marshall, Jerald Walker, Douglas Whynott

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 32–45
    Deadline: 2/1/18
  • Fairfield, CT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Carol Ann Davis, Bill Patrick, Baron Wormser
    Fiction: Rachel Basch, Alan Davis, Susan Muaddi Darraj, Eugenia Kim, Karen Osborn, Hollis Seamon, Michael C. White
    Nonfiction: Sonya Huber, Adriana Páramo, Bill Patrick
    Screenwriting: Shelley Evans

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 13 per cohort
    Deadline: 10/15/17
  • Madison, NJ
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Renée Ashley, David Daniel, H. L. Hix
    Fiction: Jeffery Renard Allen, Rebecca Chace, Walter Cummins, David Grand, Rene Steinke, Rachel Sherman
    Nonfiction: Rebecca Chace, Minna Proctor, Rosie Schaap
    Writing for Young Adults and Children: Coe Booth, Donna Freitas, Eliot Schrefer
    Literary Translation: Coe Booth, Idra Novey, Minna Proctor

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 25
    Deadline: 10/15/17
  • Boca Raton, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Becka McKay, Susan Mitchell
    Fiction: A. Papatya Bucak, Jason Schwartz
    Nonfiction: Andrew Furman, Kate Schmitt

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Miami, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Denise Duhamel, Campbell McGrath
    Fiction: Lynne Barrett, Debra Dean, John Dufresne, Les Standiford
    Nonfiction: Julie Marie Wade

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8–12
    Deadline: 1/9/18
  • Tallahassee, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Erin Belieu, Barbara Hamby, James Kimbrell, David Kirby, Virgil Suarez
    Fiction: Robert Olen Butler, Ravi Howard, Bob Shacochis, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Mark Winegardner
    Nonfiction: Skip Horack, Ravi Howard, Diane Roberts, Bob Shacochis, Mark Winegardner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8–12
    Deadline: 12/16/17
  • Tallahassee, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Erin Belieu, Barbara Hamby, James Kimbrell, David Kirby, Virgil Suarez
    Fiction: R. M. Berry, Robert Olen Butler, Ravi Howard, Bob Shacochis, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Mark Winegardner
    Nonfiction: Skip Horack, Ravi Howard, Diane Roberts, Bob Shacochis, Mark Winegardner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8–12
    Deadline: 12/16/17
  • Fresno, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Corrinne Clegg Hales, Tim Skeen
    Fiction: Randa Jarrar
    Nonfiction: Steven Church, John Hales

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15–20
    Deadline: 3/1/18
  • Fairfax, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jennifer Atkinson, Sally Keith, Eric Pankey, Peter Streckfus, Susan Tichy
    Fiction: Courtney Brkic, Stephen Goodwin, Tania James, Helon Habila Ngalabak, Susan Richards Shreve
    Nonfiction: Timothy Denevi, Kyoko Mori

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 30–38
    Deadline: 1/10/18
  • Milledgeville, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Martin Lammon, Laura Newbern
    Fiction & Nonfiction: Allen Gee, Kerry Neville, Peter Selgin

    Visiting Faculty Includes:
    Poetry: Opal Moore

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10–14
    Deadline: 2/1/18
  • Atlanta, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: David Bottoms, Beth Gylys, Leon Stokesbury
    Fiction: John Holman, Sheri Joseph, Josh Russell

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10–15 (MFA, MA, PhD combined)
    Deadline: 2/15/18
  • Atlanta, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: David Bottoms, Beth Gylys, Leon Stokesbury
    Fiction: John Holman, Sheri Joseph, Josh Russell

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10–15 (MFA, MA, PhD combined)
    Deadline: 2/15/18
  • Atlanta, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: David Bottoms, Beth Gylys, Leon Stokesbury
    Fiction: John Holman, Sheri Joseph, Josh Russell

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10–15 (MFA, MA, PhD combined)
    Deadline: 2/15/18
  • Plainfield, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Rebecca Brown, Jan Clausen, Darrah Cloud, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates, Elena Georgiou, Bhanu Kapil, Michael Klein, Douglas A. Martin
    Fiction: Kyle Bass, Rebecca Brown, Jan Clausen, Darrah Cloud, Beatrix Gates, Elena Georgiou, Susan Kim, Aimee Liu, Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Douglas A. Martin, Rogelio Martinez, John McManus, Victoria Nelson, Keenan Norris, Richard Panek, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Sherri L. Smith
    Nonfiction: Kyle Bass, Rebecca Brown, Jan Clausen, Darrah Cloud, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates, Elena Georgiou, Bhanu Kapil, Michael Klein, Aimee Liu, Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Douglas A. Martin, John McManus, Victoria Nelson, Keenan Norris, Richard Panek, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto
    Hybrid: Rebecca Brown, Jan Clausen, Beatrix Gates, Elena Georgiou, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas A. Martin, Keenan Norris
    Cross-Genre: Rebecca Brown, Jan Clausen, Beatrix Gates, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas A. Martin, Keenan Norris
    Graphic Novel: Darrah Cloud, Susan Kim, Sherri L. Smith
    Playwriting: Kyle Bass, Deborah Brevoort, Darrah Cloud, Kenny Fries, Susan Kim, Rogelio Martinez
    Screenwriting: Kyle Bass, Deborah Brevoort, Darrah Cloud, Rogelio Martinez, Victoria Nelson
    Dramatic Writing: Kyle Bass, Susan Kim, Rogelio Martinez
    TV Writing: Darrah Cloud, Susan Kim, Rogelio Martinez
    Libretto: Deborah Brevoort, Darrah Cloud, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates
    Young Adult: Susan Kim, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Sherri L. Smith

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 30 each year
    Deadline: 10/15/17
  • Port Townsend, WA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Rebecca Brown, Jan Clausen, Darrah Cloud, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates, Elena Georgiou, Bhanu Kapil, Michael Klein, Douglas A. Martin
    Fiction: Kyle Bass, Rebecca Brown, Jan Clausen, Darrah Cloud, Beatrix Gates, Elena Georgiou, Susan Kim, Aimee Liu, Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Douglas A. Martin, Rogelio Martinez, John McManus, Victoria Nelson, Keenan Norris, Richard Panek, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Sherri L. Smith
    Nonfiction: Kyle Bass, Rebecca Brown, Jan Clausen, Darrah Cloud, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates, Elena Georgiou, Bhanu Kapil, Michael Klein, Aimee Liu, Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Douglas A. Martin, John McManus, Victoria Nelson, Keenan Norris, Richard Panek, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto
    Hybrid: Rebecca Brown, Jan Clausen, Beatrix Gates, Elena Georgiou, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas A. Martin, Keenan Norris
    Cross-Genre: Rebecca Brown, Jan Clausen, Beatrix Gates, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas A. Martin, Keenan Norris
    Graphic Novel: Darrah Cloud, Susan Kim, Sherri L. Smith
    Playwriting: Kyle Bass, Deborah Brevoort, Darrah Cloud, Kenny Fries, Susan Kim, Rogelio Martinez
    Screenwriting: Kyle Bass, Deborah Brevoort, Darrah Cloud, Rogelio Martinez, Victoria Nelson
    Dramatic Writing: Kyle Bass, Susan Kim, Rogelio Martinez
    TV Writing: Darrah Cloud, Susan Kim, Rogelio Martinez
    Libretto: Deborah Brevoort, Darrah Cloud, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates
    Young Adult: Susan Kim, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Sherri L. Smith

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15 each year
    Deadline: 11/15/17
  • Baltimore, MD
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Madeleine Blais, Thomas French, Diana Hume George, Philip Gerard, Wil S. Hylton, Suzannah Lessard, Jacob Levenson, Leslie Rubinkowski, Richard Todd, Webster Younce

    Genre: Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 25-30 per year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • St. Paul, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Swati Avasthi, Coe Booth, Marsha Wilson Chall, Emily Jenkins (e. lockhart), Ron Koertge, Nina LaCour, Mary Logue, Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Claire Rudolf Murphy, Matt de la Pena, Phyllis Root, Laura Ruby, Gary Schmidt, Sherri L. Smith, Laurel Snyder, Anne Ursu, Gene Luen Yang

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 10/1/17
  • St. Paul, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Deborah Keenan, Katrina Vandenberg
    Fiction: John Brandon, Sheila O'Connor, Mary François Rockcastle
    Nonfiction: Patricia Weaver Francisco, Angela Pelster-Wiebe

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 30
    Deadline: 11/1/17
  • Hempstead, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Phillis Levin
    Fiction: Julia Markus, Martha McPhee
    Nonfiction: Julia Markus, Kelly McMasters

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 1/1/18
  • Roanoke, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: R. H. W. Dillard, Cathryn Hankla, Jeanne Larsen, Thorpe Moeckel
    Fiction: Josh Barkan, Karen Bender, R. H. W. Dillard, Cathryn Hankla, Jeanne Larsen, Elizabeth Poliner
    Nonfiction: Josh Barkan, Karen Bender, Cathryn Hankla, Jeanne Larsen, Thorpe Moeckel

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 1/6/18
  • Oakland, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Ann Alderman, Martivón Galindo, Kathy Garlick, Nina Handler, Nancy Hunt, Anne F. Walker

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15 students per year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • New York, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Barnett, Donna Masini, Tom Sleigh
    Fiction: Peter Carey, Colum McCann, Téa Obreht
    Nonfiction: Kathryn Harrison, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Alexandra Styron

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 18
    Deadline: 2/1/18
  • Bloomington, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Bowman, Stacey Lynn Brown, Ross Gay, Adrian Matejka
    Fiction: Brando Skyhorse, Samrat Upadhyay

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 1/2/18
  • Bloomington, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Bowman, Stacey Lynn Brown, Ross Gay, Adrian Matejka
    Fiction: Samrat Upadhyay

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 36
    Deadline: 1/2/17
  • Santa Fe, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sherwin Bitsui, Jennifer Foerster, Santee Frazier, Joan Naviyuk Kane, James Thomas Stevens
    Fiction: Sherman Alexie, Ramona Ausubel, Marie-Helene Bertino, Kimberly Blaeser, Pam Houston, Toni Jensen, Tommy Orange, Derek Palacio, Ismet Prcic, Eden Robinson
    Nonfiction: Melissa Febos, Chip Livingston, Terese Mailhot
    Screenwriting: Sydney Freeland, Geoff Harris, Migizi Pensoneau, Ken White

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 30
    Deadline: 2/15/18

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