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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
    Incoming Class Size: 6–12
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • 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, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    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, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Washington, DC
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • 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
    Incoming Class Size: 25 per cohort (2 cohorts per year)
    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
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 3/1/18
  • 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
    Incoming Class Size: 15 per genre
    Deadline: 3/1/18
  • Tempe, AZ
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 1/1/18
  • Ashland, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 20-25
    Deadline: 12/1/17
  • 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
    Playwriting: Carson Kreitzer, Sarah Myers
    Screenwriting: David Grant

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15-20
    Deadline: 2/1/18
  • 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
    Incoming Class Size: 29
    Deadline: 1/8/18
  • Longmeadow, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Online
    Incoming Class Size: 30
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Bennington, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 20-25 every semester
    Deadline: 3/1/18
  • 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
    Incoming Class Size: 17
    Deadline: 12/1/17
  • Boise, ID
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Martin Corless-Smith, Janet Holmes, Kerri Webster
    Fiction: Emily Ruskovich, Brady Udall, Mitch Wieland

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Boston, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 18
    Deadline: 2/1/18
  • 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
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • 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
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Brooklyn, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Julie Agoos, Ben Lerner
    Fiction: Joshua Henkin, Madeleine Thien
    Playwriting: Erin Courtney, Mac Wellman

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 30
    Deadline: 1/16/18
  • Providence, RI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Forrest Gander, Sawako Nakayasu, Eleni Sikelianos, Cole Swensen
    Fiction: Colin Channer, Thalia Field, Joanna Howard, Carole Maso, Meredith Steinbach
    Digital Language Arts: John Cayley

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12–13
    Deadline: 12/15/17
  • Indianapolis, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 3/1/18
  • San Francisco, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Tonya Foster, Gloria Frym, Joseph Lease
    Fiction: Tom Barbash, Gloria Frym, Aimee Phan
    Nonfiction: Faith Adiele, Jasmin Darznik, Leslie Roberts
     

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

    Anne Bluethenthal, Carolyn Cooke, and Cindy Shearer

    Genre: Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-12 each semester
    Deadline: 1/4/18
  • Valencia, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Tisa Bryant, Brian Evenson, Doug Kearney, Janet Sarbanes, Matias Viegener, Jon Wagner, Christine Wertheim

    Genre: Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15–20
    Deadline: 12/1/17
  • Long Beach, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: David Hernandez, Bill Mohr, Patty Seyburn, Charles Webb
    Fiction: Stephen Cooper, Lisa Glatt, Suzanne Greenberg, Rafael Zepeda

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 1/15/18

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