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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: Katherine Hill, Igor Webb

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6–12
    Deadline: 1/15/20
  • 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: 1/15/20
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Victoria Chang
    Nonfiction: 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
    Literature: Jim Casey, Kalenda Eaton, Matthew Heitzman, Elizabeth Vogel, Jo Ann Weiner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 3/1/20
  • 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: 3/1/20
  • Tempe, AZ
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 1/1/20
  • Ashland, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Dexter Booth, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Kate Gale, Douglas Manuel, Sandra Simonds

    Fiction: Kirstin Chen, Brian Conn, Christian Kiefer, Sarah Monette, Nayomi Munaweera, Derek Palacio, Matthew Salesses, Naomi J. Williams

    Nonfiction: Christopher Feliciano Arnold, Garrard Conley, Lily Hoang, Kate Hopper, Lauren Markham, Angela Morales, Katherine Standefer, Kelly Sundberg

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 20-25
    Deadline: 12/1/19
  • Minneapolis, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jim Cihlar, Heid E. Erdrich, Cary Waterman
    Fiction: Stephan Eirik Clark, Lindsay Starck
    Nonfiction: Karen Babine, Marya Hornbacher
    Playwriting: Carson Kreitzer, Sarah Myers
    Screenwriting: Jeremy Bandow

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 2/1/20
  • Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Anselm Berrigan, Robert Fitterman, Carla Harryman, Ann Lauterbach, Anna Moschovakis, Cedar Sigo, Mónica de la Torre, Simone White, Matvei Yankelevich
    Fiction: Anna Moschovakis, Cedar Sigo
    Playwriting: Carla Harryman
    Criticism: Mónica de la Torre

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 29
    Deadline: 1/7/20
  • Longmeadow, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Mel Allen, Leanna James Blackwell, Adam Braver, Jennifer DeLeon, Shahnaz Habib, Ann Hood, Susan Ito, Karol Jackowski, Anna Mantzaris, Dinty W. Moore, Lisa Romeo, Sophfronia Scott, Tom Shea, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Kate Whouley

    Genre: Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Online, Other
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Longmeadow, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Mel Allen, Leanna James Blackwell, Adam Braver, Jennifer DeLeon, Shahnaz Habib, Ann Hood, Susan Ito, Karol Jackowski, Anna Mantzaris, Dinty W. Moore, Lisa Romeo, Sophfronia Scott, Tom Shea, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Kate Whouley

    Genre: Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Online, Other
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Bennington, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: April Bernard, Jenny Boully, Carmen Giménez Smith, Mark Wunderlich
    Fiction: David Gates, Manuel Gonzales, Amy Hempel, Alice Mattison, Jill McCorkle, Stuart Nadler, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Claire Vaye Watkins
    Nonfiction: Benjamin Anastas, Douglas Bauer, 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: 9/1/19
  • 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: Rolling Admissions
  • Boise, ID
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5
    Deadline: 1/15/20
  • Boston, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 18
    Deadline: 2/1/20
  • Bowling Green, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Abigail Cloud, Sharona Muir, Dan Rzicznek, Larissa Szporluk
    Fiction: Jackson Bliss, Lawrence Coates, Theresa Williams

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/15/20
  • Provo, UT
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/15/20
  • 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: 1/15/20
  • Providence, RI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sawako Nakayasu, Eleni Sikelianos, Cole Swensen
    Fiction: Colin Channer, Laird Hunt, Karan Mahajan, Carole Maso
    Cross Disciplinary & Digital Language Arts: John Cayley, Thalia Field

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12–13
    Deadline: 12/15/19
  • 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
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 4/1/20
  • San Francisco, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Tonya Foster, Joseph Lease
    Fiction: Tom Barbash, Jasmin Darznik, Aimee Phan
    Nonfiction: Faith Adiele, Jasmin Darznik, Leslie Carol Roberts, Judith Serin

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 1/31/20
  • San Francisco, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Carolyn Cooke and Cindy Shearer (Dept. Chair)

    Associated Faculty: Kris Brandenburger, Alex Burger, Judy Grahn, Pireeni Sundaralingam, as well as guest artists each year

    Genre: Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-12 each semester
    Deadline: 2/15/20
  • Santa Clarita, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Tisa Bryant, Gabrielle Civil, Brian Evenson, Janet Sarbanes, Matias Viegener, Jon Wagner

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15–20
    Deadline: 12/1/19

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