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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.

  • Boulder, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Reed Bye, J’Lyn Chapman, Carolina Ebeid, Jeffrey Pethybridge, Michelle Naka Pierce, Chris Pusateri, Sara Veglahn, Anne Waldman

    The guest faculty for the 2016–2017 academic year includes Kazim Ali and Lidia Yuknavitch.

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 30
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Boulder, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    J’Lyn Chapman, Jeffrey Pethybridge, Michelle Naka Pierce, Christopher David Rosales, Andrew Schelling, Anne Waldman

    Guest Faculty Includes:
    Erik Anderson, Jennifer K. Dick, Janice Lee, Fred Moten, Cecilia Vicuna, Simone White

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12-24
    Deadline: 1/16/18
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Frank Montesonti
    Fiction: Amina Cain
    Nonfiction: Colin Dickey

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Online
    Incoming Class Size:
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Henniker, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Brian Henry, Ilya Kaminsky, Andrew Morgan, Malena Morling, Tara Rebele, Allison Titus
    Fiction: Matt Bell, Kate Bernheimer, Katie Farris, Alissa Nutting

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 18-24 per year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Manchester and Peterborough, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: MRB Chelko, Ryan Flaherty, S Stephanie
    Prose: Charlotte Bacon, Joni B. Cole, Tim Horvath, Eric Pinder, Mark Sleiter, Justin Taylor
    Narrative Theory: Monica Bilson

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 12-15
    Deadline: 12/1/16
  • Las Cruces, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Carmen Giménez Smith, Richard Greenfield, Connie Voisine
    Fiction: Lee K. Abbott (Distinguished Visiting Writer), Rus Bradburd, Lily Hoang, Evan Lavender-Smith

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size:
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Las Cruces, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Carmen Giménez Smith, Richard Greenfield, Connie Voisine
    Fiction: Lee K. Abbott (Distinguished Visiting Writer), Rus Bradburd, Lily Hoang, Evan Lavender-Smith

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 30
    Deadline: 1/15/17
  • New York, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Barnett, Anne Carson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Sharon Olds, Matthew Rohrer
    Fiction: Nathan Englander, Jonathan Safran Foer, Zadie Smith, Darin Strauss, Chuck Wachtel

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 96
    Deadline: 12/18/16
  • New York, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Barnett, Mark Doty, Nick Laird, Deborah Landau, Meghan O'Rourke, Matthew Rohrer
    Fiction: Chris Adrian, Nathan Englander, John Freeman, Myla Goldberg, Aleksander Hemon, Katie Kitamura, Helen Schulman, Darin Strauss, Colson Whitehead

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size:
    Deadline: 10/15/16
  • Raleigh, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Dorianne Laux, Eduardo C. Corral
    Fiction: Wilton Barnhardt, Belle Boggs, John Kessel

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12–13
    Deadline: 2/1/18
  • Akron, Cleveland, Kent, Youngstown, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mary Biddinger, Phil Brady, Caryl Pagel, Craig Paulenich, Steven Reese, Catherine Wing
    Fiction: Chris Barzak, Robert Miltner, Varley O’Connor, Imad Rahman, Eric Wasserman
    Nonfiction: Phil Brady, David Giffels, Robert Miltner, Varley O’Connor

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Flagstaff, AZ
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Justin Bigos, Nicole Walker
    Fiction: Jane Armstrong, Justin Bigos, Ann Cummins, Lawrence Lenhart, Erin Stalcup
    Nonfiction: Jane Armstrong, Justin Bigos, Lawrence Lenhart, Erin Stalcup, Nicole Walker

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 2/1/18
  • Marquette, MI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Austin Hummell, Patricia Killelea
    Fiction: Jon Billman, Jennifer A. Howard, Monica McFawn
    Nonfiction: Matthew Gavin Frank, Josh Maclvor-Andersen, Rachel May

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 21
    Deadline: 2/1/17
  • Chicago, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Reginald Gibbons, Simone Muench, Ed Roberson
    Fiction: Chris Abani, Stuart Dybek, Rebecca Makkai, Juan Martinez, Shauna Seliy
    Nonfiction: Eula Biss, Scott Bogira, Peggy Shiner, S. L. Wisenberg

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 70 (MFA and MA students combined)
    Deadline: 10/15/16
  • Chicago, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Reginald Gibbons, Simone Muench, Ed Roberson
    Fiction: Chris Abani, Stuart Dybek, Rebecca Makkai, Juan Martinez, Shauna Seliy
    Nonfiction: Eula Biss, Scott Bogira, Peggy Shiner, S. L. Wisenberg

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 70 (MFA and MA students combined)
    Deadline: 10/15/16
  • Nottingham, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sarah Jackson, Andrew Taylor, Rory Waterman
    Fiction: David Belbin
    Screenwriting: Georgina Lock

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Columbus, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kathy Fagan, Marcus Jackson
    Fiction: Michelle Herman, Lee Martin, Nick White
    Nonfiction: Michelle Herman, Lee Martin, Elissa Washuta

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12–16
    Deadline: 12/8/17
  • Athens, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Halliday, J. Allyn Rosser
    Fiction: Joan Connor, Zakes Mda, Patrick O’Keeffe
    Nonfiction: Eric LeMay, Dinty W. Moore

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 30
    Deadline: 1/15/17
  • Athens, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Halliday, J. Allyn Rosser
    Fiction: Joan Connor, Zakes Mda, Patrick O’Keeffe
    Nonfiction: Eric LeMay, Dinty W. Moore

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 30
    Deadline: 1/15/17
  • Oklahoma City, OK
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kat Meads, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish
    Fiction: Allison Amend, Lou Berney, Kat Meads
    Nonfiction: Kerry Cohen, Kat Meads

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 25
    Deadline: 11/15/16
  • Stillwater, OK
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Janine Joseph, Lisa Lewis
    Fiction: Dinah Cox, Toni Graham, Aimee Parkison
    Nonfiction: Sarah Beth Childers

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10–15 (including MFA students)
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Stillwater, OK
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Janine Joseph, Lisa Lewis
    Fiction: Dinah Cox, Toni Graham, Aimee Parkison
    Nonfiction: Sarah Beth Childers

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10–15 (including PhD students)
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Norfolk, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Luisa A. Igloria, Tim Seibles
    Fiction: John McManus, Janet Peery, Sheri Reynolds
    Nonfiction: Joe Jackson, Michael Pearson

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 3/1/18
  • Corvallis, OR
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: David Biespiel, Karen Holmberg, Jennifer Richter
    Fiction: Nick Dybek, Susan Jackson Rodgers, Marjorie Sandor, Keith Scribner
    Nonfiction: Elena Passarello, Justin St. Germain

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 14
    Deadline: 1/3/18
  • Bend, OR
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Emily Carr, Arielle Greenberg, TC Tolbert
    Fiction: Beth Alvarado, Christopher Boucher, T. Geronimo Johnson
    Nonfiction: Beth Alvarado, Christopher Boucher, Arielle Greenberg

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size:
    Deadline: 4/1/17

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