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.

  • Lexington, KY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: DaMaris Hill, Julia Johnson, Frank X Walker
    Fiction: Andrew Ewell, Manuel Gonzales, Gurney Norman, Hannah Pittard
    Nonfiction: Janet Eldred, Erik Reece

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9
    Deadline: 3/1/18
  • College Park, MD
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Elizabeth Arnold, Michael Collier, Stanley Plumly, Joshua Weiner
    Fiction: Maud Casey, Emily Mitchell, Howard Norman

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 1/3/18
  • Amherst, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Peter Gizzi, Ocean Vuong, Dara Wier
    Fiction: Noy Holland, Edie Meidav, Sabina Murray, Jeff Parker

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 12/15/17
  • Boston, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Jill McDonough, Lloyd Schwartz
    Fiction: John Fulton, Askold Melnyczuk

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Memphis, TN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Alice Bolin, Marcus Wicker
    Fiction: Cary Holladay, Courtney Miller Santo
    Nonfiction: Alice Bolin

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9
    Deadline: 10/15/17
  • Coral Gables, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jaswinder Bolina, Maureen Seaton
    Fiction: Chantel Acevedo, A. Manette Ansay, M. Evelina Galang, Amina Gautier

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-6
    Deadline: 2/1/18
  • Ann Arbor, MI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Linda Gregerson, Tung-hui Hu, Laura Kasischke, Khaled Mattawa, Keith Taylor
    Fiction: Michael Byers, Peter Ho Davies, Eileen Pollack, Douglas Trevor, Claire Vaye Watkins

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 22
    Deadline: 1/1/18
  • Minneapolis, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Peter Campion, Ray Gonzalez
    Fiction: Charles Baxter, M. J. Fitzgerald, Julie Schumacher, V. V. Ganeshananthan
    Nonfiction: Patricia Hampl, Kim Todd

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 12/1/17
  • Oxford, MS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Beth Ann Fennelly, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Melissa Ginsburg, Derrick Harriell
    Fiction: Matthew Bondurant, Tom Franklin, Kiese Laymon, Chris Offutt

    The Grisham Writer in Residence for 2017–2018 will be Catherine Lacey.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 12/15/17
  • Columbia, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Aliki Barnstone, Scott Cairns, Cornelius Eady, Sw. Anand Prahlad
    Fiction: Trudy Lewis, Speer Morgan
    Nonfiction: Julija Sukys

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 39 (MA and PhD students combined)
    Deadline: 1/1/17
  • Columbia, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Aliki Barnstone, Scott Cairns, Cornelius Eady, Sw. Anand Prahlad
    Fiction: Trudy Lewis, Speer Morgan
    Nonfiction: Julija Sukys

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 39 (MA and PhD students combined)
    Deadline: 1/1/17
  • Kansas City, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Hadara Bar-Nadav, Michelle Boisseau, Robert Stewart
    Fiction: Christie Hodgen, Michael Pritchett, Whitney Terrell
    Nonfiction: Christie Hodgen, Whitney Terrell

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-12
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • St. Louis, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Steven Schreiner, Shane Seely
    Fiction: John Dalton, Mary Troy

     

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 3/1/18
  • Missoula, MT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Joanna Klink, Prageeta Sharma, Karen Volkman
    Fiction: Kevin Canty, Debra Magpie Earling, Deirdre McNamer
    Nonfiction: Judy Blunt, David Gates

    The Distinguished Visiting Kittredge and Hugo Writers for 2018 are Pete Fromm and Sarah Vap.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 22
    Deadline: 1/6/18
  • Lincoln, NE
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Grace Bauer, Stephen Behrendt, Kwame Dawes, Ted Kooser, Hope Wabuke, Stacey Waite
    Fiction and nonfiction: Jonis Agee, Jennine Capó Crucet, Joy Castro, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, Chigozie Obioma, Timothy Schaffert

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 33
    Deadline: 12/5/16
  • Lincoln, NE
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Grace Bauer, Stephen Behrendt, Kwame Dawes, Ted Kooser, Hope Wabuke, Stacey Waite
    Fiction and nonfiction: Jonis Agee, Jennine Capó Crucet, Joy Castro, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, Chigozie Obioma, Timothy Schaffert

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 33
    Deadline: 12/5/16
  • Omaha, NE
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Graham Foust, Kate Gale, Teri Youmans Grimm, Art Homer, Steve Langan, Jim Peterson, Elizabeth Powell, Lee Ann Roripaugh, William Trowbridge, Miles Waggener
    Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: Pope Brock, Richard Duggin, Kate Gale, Amy Hassinger, Patricia Lear, Kristen-Paige Madonia, Jessica Hendry Nelson, Tom Paine, Jim Peterson, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Karen Gettert Shoemaker, Catherine Texier, Charles Wyatt
    Stage & Screen: Charlene Donaghy, Benjamin Graber, Michael Kinghorn, Michael Oatman, Jim Peterson

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 6-12 per semester
    Deadline: 10/1/17
  • Las Vegas, NV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Claudia Keelan, Donald Revell
    Fiction: Maile Chapman, Douglas Unger
    Literary Nonfiction: David Morris, José Orduña

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Las Vegas, NV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Claudia Keelan, Donald Revell
    Fiction: Maile Chapman, Douglas Unger
    Literary Nonfiction: David Morris, José Orduña

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 45
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Reno, NV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Steve Gehrke, Ann Keniston, Gailmarie Pahmeier
    Fiction: Christopher Coake, David Anthony Durham, S. M. (Sarah) Hulse

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-10
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Durham, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mekeel McBride, David Rivard, Charles Simic
    Fiction: Jaed Coffin, Thomas Payne, Ann Joslin Williams
    Nonfiction: Jaed Coffin, Tom Haines, Susan Hertz

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15-18
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Albuquerque, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Michelle Brooks, Mark Caughey, Marisa P. Clark, Lisa D. Chavez, Diane Thiel
    Fiction: Andrew Bourelle, Michelle Brooks, Marisa P. Clark, Daniel Mueller, Julie Shigekuni, Jack Trujillo, Sharon Oard Warner
    Nonfiction: Steve Benz, Michelle Brooks, David Dunaway, Gregory Martin, Diane Thiel

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-8
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • New Orleans, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: John Gery, Carolyn Hembree
    Fiction: Fredrick Barton, Barb Johnson, Joanna Leake, M. O. Walsh
    Nonfiction: Randy Bates, Richard Goodman
    Playwriting: Justin Maxwell
    Screenwriting: Henry Griffin, Erik Hansen

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20-30
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • New Orleans, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: John Gery, Carolyn Hembree
    Fiction: Frederick Barton, Barb Johnson, M. O. Walsh
    Nonfiction: Randy Bates, Richard Goodman

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 10/1/17
  • Greensboro, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Stuart Dischell, Terry Kennedy, Emilia Phillips
    Fiction: Jim Clark, Holly Jones, Craig Nova, Michael Parker

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-12
    Deadline: 1/1/18

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