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.

  • Garden City, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Judith Baumel, Jacqueline Jones LaMon
    Fiction: Martha Cooley, Katherine Hill, Igor Webb
    Nonfiction: Kermit Frazier, Katherine Hill, Igor Webb

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 36
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • New Haven, CT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Charles Rafferty, Paul Robichaud
    Fiction: Sarah Harris Wallman
    Nonfiction: Eric Schoeck

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 7
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Washington, DC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kyle Dargan, David Keplinger
    Fiction: Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Stephanie Grant, Richard McCann
    Nonfiction: Rachel Louise Snyder

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 60
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jenny Factor
    Fiction and nonfiction: Steve Heller, Bernadette Murphy

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 100
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Glenside, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Genevieve Betts, James Warner
    Fiction: Paul Elwork, Stephanie Feldman, Joshua Isard, Tracey Levine, Eric Smith

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 15
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Glenside, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Genevieve Betts, James Warner
    Fiction: Paul Elwork, Stephanie Feldman, Joshua Isard, Tracey Levine, Eric Smith

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 15-30
    Deadline: 3/1/17
  • Tempe, AZ
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sally Ball, Natalie Diaz, Norman Dubie, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Cynthia Hogue, Alberto Álvaro Ríos
    Fiction: Matt Bell, Tara Ison, T. M. McNally

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 31
    Deadline: 1/1/17
  • Ashland, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Angie Estes, Mark Irwin, Alex Lemon, Mark Neely, Ruth Schwartz, Kathryn Winograd
    Fiction: William Haywood Henderson, Erika Krouse, E. J. Levy
    Nonfiction: Jill Christman, Steven Harvey, Thomas Larson, Joe Mackall, Leila Philip, Robert Root

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 40-60
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Minneapolis, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Heid E. Erdrich, Cary Waterman
    Fiction: Stephan Eirik Clark, Cass Dalglish, Lindsay Starck
    Nonfiction: Jack El-Hai, Neal Karlen

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 20-25 per year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Muncie, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Katy Didden, Mark Neely
    Fiction: Cathy Day, Sean Lovelace
    Nonfiction: Jill Christman, Silas Hansen

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 6
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Anselm Berrigan, Robert Fitterman, Ann Lauterbach, Anna Moschovakis, Hoa Nguyen, Roberto Tejada, Matvei Yankelevich
    Fiction: Renee Gladman
    Nonfiction: David Levi Strauss

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 12
    Deadline: 1/9/17
  • Bath, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Lucy English, Carrie Etter, Tim Liardet, Steve May, Gerard Woodward
    Fiction: Celia Brayfield, Lucy English, Carrie Etter,  Julia Green, Tessa Hadley, Steve May, Jonathan Neale, Mimi Thebo, Steve Voake, Tricia Wastvedt, Gerard Woodward
    Nonfiction: Celia Brayfield, Paul Evans,Richard Kerridge, Jonathan Neale
    Drama: Steve May, Jonathan Neale

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 70
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Bath, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Lucy English, Carrie Etter, Tim Liardet, Steve May, Gerard Woodward
    Fiction: Celia Brayfield, Lucy English, Carrie Etter,  Julia Green, Tessa Hadley, Steve May, Jonathan Neale, Mimi Thebo, Steve Voake, Tricia Wastvedt, Gerard Woodward
    Nonfiction: Celia Brayfield, Paul Evans, Richard Kerridge, Jonathan Neale
    Drama: Steve May, Jonathan Neale

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 70
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Longmeadow, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Mel Allen, Leanna James Blackwell, Adam Braver, T. Susan Chang, Rita Ciresi, Anthony D'Aries, Audrey Ferber, Aine Greaney, Shahnaz Habib, Ann Hood, Susan Ito, Karol Jackowski, Patricia Spears Jones, Chris Rohmann, Lisa Romeo, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Tom Shea, Kate Whouley

    Genre: Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Online
    Program Size: 25
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Bennington, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: April Bernard, Major Jackson, Ed Ochester, Mark Wunderlich
    Fiction: David Gates, Amy Hempel, Bret Anthony Johnston, Alice Mattison, Jill McCorkle, Deirdre McNamer, Askold Melnyczuk, Rachel Pastan, Lynne Sharon Schwartz
    Nonfiction: Benjamin Anastas, Sven Birkerts, Susan Cheever, Dinah Lenney, Peter Trachtenberg

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 80
    Deadline: 9/1/16
  • Richmond, KY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Julie Hensley, Young Smith
    Fiction: Julie Hensley, Nancy Jensen, Robert D. Johnson, Carter Sickels
    Nonfiction: Nancy Jensen, Robert D. Johnson

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 45
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Boise, ID
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Janet Holmes, Martin Corless-Smith
    Fiction: Brady Udall, Mitch Wieland

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 18
    Deadline: 1/15/17
  • Boston, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Dan Chiasson, Karl Kirchwey, Gail Mazur, Robert Pinsky
    Fiction: Leslie Epstein, Ha Jin, Sigrid Nunez

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 18
    Deadline: 2/1/17
  • Bowling Green, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Abigail Cloud, Sharona Muir, Larissa Szporluk
    Fiction: Lawrence Coates, Wendell Mayo, Theresa Williams

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 20
    Deadline: 1/15/17
  • Provo, UT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kimberly Johnson, Lance Larsen, Michael Lavers, John Talbot
    Fiction: John Bennion, Chris Crowe, Stephen Tuttle
    Nonfiction: Joey Franklin, Patrick Madden

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 20
    Deadline: 1/15/17
  • Brooklyn, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Julie Agoos, Ben Lerner
    Fiction: Joshua Henkin, Dinaw Mengestu

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 60
    Deadline: 1/15/17
  • Providence, RI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Forrest Gander, Cole Swensen
    Fiction: Colin Channer, Thalia Field, Carole Maso, Meredith Steinbach
    Digital Language Arts: John Cayley

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 24
    Deadline: 12/15/16
  • Indianapolis, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Chris Forhan, Alessandra Lynch
    Fiction: Dan Barden, Michael Dahlie, Allison Lynn, Susan Neville
    Nonfiction: Hilene Flanzbaum, Andrew Levy, Susan Neville

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 60
    Deadline: 11/1/16
  • San Francisco, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Tonya Foster, Gloria Frym, Joseph Lease
    Fiction: Juvenal Acosta, Tom Barbash, Gloria Frym, Aimee Phan
    Nonfiction: Faith Adiele

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 30-40
    Deadline: 1/10/16
  • San Francisco, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Anne Bluethenthal, Carolyn Cooke, and Cindy Shearer

    Genre: Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 14
    Deadline: 2/1/17

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