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.

  • Fairfield, CT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Carol Ann Davis, William B. Patrick, Baron Wormser
    Fiction: Rachel Basch, Alan Davis, Shelley Evans, Eugenia Kim, Karen Osborn, Hollis Seamon, Michael C. White
    Nonfiction: Da Chen, Sonya Huber, Adriana Páramo

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 66
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Madison, NJ
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Renée Ashley, David Daniel, Kathleen Graber, H.L. Hix
    Fiction: Ellen Akins, Jeffery Renard Allen, Rebecca Chace, Walter Cummins, David Grand, Thomas E. Kennedy, Eliot Schrefer, Rene Steinke.
    Nonfiction: Minna Proctor

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 60
    Deadline: 11/15/16
  • Boca Raton, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 35
    Deadline: 11/1/16
  • 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
    Program Size: 60
    Deadline: 1/10/17
  • Tallahassee, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Erin Belieu, Joann Gardner, 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
    Program Size: 60 (including MFA students)
    Deadline: 12/17/16
  • Tallahassee, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Erin Belieu, Joann Gardner, 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
    Program Size: 60 (including PhD students)
    Deadline: 12/17/16
  • 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
    Program Size: 60
    Deadline: 3/1/17
  • 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
    Program Size: 85
    Deadline: 1/2/17
  • Milledgeville, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Alice Friman, Martin Lammon, Laura Newbern
    Fiction & Nonfiction: Allen Gee, Peter Selgin

    Visiting Faculty Includes:
    Poetry: Cecilia Woloch
    Fiction & Nonfiction: Kerry Neville

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 30
    Deadline: 1/21/17
  • Atlanta, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 42 (MFA, MA, PhD combined)
    Deadline: 2/15/17
  • Atlanta, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 42 (MFA, MA, PhD combined)
    Deadline: 2/15/17
  • Atlanta, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 42 (MFA, MA, PhD combined)
    Deadline: 2/15/17
  • Plainfield, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jan Clausen, Beatrix Gates, Elena Georgiou, Bhanu Kapil, and Jane Wohl
    Fiction: Rebecca Brown, Aimee Liu, Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Douglas A. Martin, John McManus, Victoria Nelson, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Darcey Steinke
    Nonfiction: Kenny Fries, Michael Klein, Nicola Morris, Richard Panek

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 100 (Vermont); 50 (Washington)
    Deadline: 10/15/16
  • Baltimore, MD
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size:
    Deadline: 10/28/16
  • St. Paul, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 60
    Deadline: 10/1/16
  • 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
    Program Size: 120
    Deadline: 11/1/16
  • 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
    Program Size: 21
    Deadline: 1/1/17
  • Roanoke, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 24
    Deadline: 1/6/17
  • Oakland, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Full
    Program 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
    Program Size: 36
    Deadline: 2/1/17
  • Bloomington, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 36
    Deadline: 1/2/17
  • Bloomington, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

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

    Poetry: Sherwin Bitsui, Natalie Diaz, Santee Frazier, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Joan Kane, James Thomas Stevens, Orlando White
    Fiction: Sherman Alexie, Ramona Ausubel, Marie-Helene Bertino, Amanda Boyden, Joseph Boyden, Manuel Gonzales, Linda Hogan, Pam Houston, Derek Palacio, Ismet Prcic, Eden Robinson, Claire Vaye Watkins
    Nonfiction: Melissa Febos, Chip Livingston, Elissa Washuta

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size:
    Deadline: 2/15/17
  • Ames, IA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Debra Marquart, Mary Swander
    Fiction: K. L. Cook, David Zimmerman
    Nonfiction: Barbara Haas

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 30
    Deadline: 1/5/17
  • Baltimore , MD
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: James Arthur, Dora Malech, Mary Jo Salter, David Yezzi
    Fiction: Matthew Klam, Brad Leithauser, Alice McDermott, Jean McGarry, Eric Puchner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 20
    Deadline: 1/15/17

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