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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.

  • St. Louis, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Shane Seely
    Fiction: Tola Rotimi Abraham, John Dalton

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 3/1/23
  • Missoula, MT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Brian Blanchfield, Sean Hill
    Fiction: Boris Fishman, Emily Ruskovich
    Nonfiction: Judy Blunt, Chris Dombrowski

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 16
    Deadline: 1/6/23
  • Lincoln, NE
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Stephen Behrendt, Kwame Dawes, Hope Wabuke, Stacey Waite
    Prose: Jonis Agee, Joy Castro, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, Chigozie Obioma, Timothy Schaffert

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 12/1/22
  • Lincoln, NE
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Stephen Behrendt, Kwame Dawes, Hope Wabuke, Stacey Waite
    Prose: Jonis Agee, Joy Castro, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, Chigozie Obioma, Timothy Schaffert

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 12/1/22
  • Omaha, NE
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sandra Beasley, Graham Foust, Kate Gale, Art Homer, Jim Peterson, Elizabeth Powell, Lee Ann Roripaugh, William Trowbridge, Teri Youmans

    Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: Sandra Beasley, Kevin Clouther, John Copenhaver, Charlene Donaghy, Richard Duggin, Kate Gale, Art Homer, Patricia Lear, Kristen-Paige Madonia, Jessica Hendry Nelson, Tom Paine, Jim Peterson, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Catherine Texier, Teri Youmans

    Playwriting and Screenwriting: Charlene Donaghy, Michael Kinghorn, Christina Ham, Michael Oatman, Samuel Brett Williams

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 6-12 per semester
    Deadline: 11/1/22
  • Las Vegas, NV
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 2
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Las Vegas, NV
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Reno, NV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Steve Gehrke, Ann Keniston, Jared Stanley
    Fiction: Christopher Coake, Claire Stanford

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-10
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Incline Village, NV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Brian Turner, Lee Herrick, Laura McCullough, John Murillo, Gailmarie Pahmeier, Rick Campbell, Faylita Hicks

    Fiction: Alan Heathcock, Brendan Basham, Tim Hernandez, Patrick Hicks, Rebecca Makkai, Peter Mountford, Sunil Yapa, Lidia Yuknavitch

    Nonfiction: Gayle Brandeis, Benjamin Busch, Steven Church, Suzanne Roberts, Kristal Sital, Lidia Yuknavitch, Arianne Zwartjes, Lacy Johnson, Nana-Ama Danquah

    WCYA: Pablo Cartaya, Joe McGee, Jess Rinker, Traci Chee, Isabel Quintero

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Durham, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: David Rivard
    Fiction: Jaed Coffin, Thomas Payne, Ann Joslin Williams
    Nonfiction: Jaed Coffin, Susan Hertz

    Visiting Writer for poetry is David Blair.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15-18
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Albuquerque, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Andrew Bourelle, Michelle Brooks, Marisa P. Clark, Lisa D. Chavez, Diane Thiel

    Fiction: Andrew Bourelle, Michelle Brooks, Marisa P. Clark, Daniel Mueller, Julie Shigekuni

    Nonfiction: Steve Benz, Michelle Brooks, Gregory Martin, Diane Thiel

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 4
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • 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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 2/1/23
  • 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: Online
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 10/1/22
  • Greensboro, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Stuart Dischell, Terry Kennedy, Emilia Phillips
    Fiction: Xhenet Aliu, Holly Goddard Jones, Derek Palacio, Jessie Van Rheenan

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-12
    Deadline: 1/1/23
  • Wilmington, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Cox, Melissa Crowe, Malena Mörling, Michael White
    Fiction: Wendy Brenner, Nina de Gramont, Clyde Edgerton, Philip Gerard, Rebecca Lee, Jason Mott, Robert Anthony Siegel
    Nonfiction: Wendy Brenner, Sayantani Dasgupta, Clyde Edgerton, Philip Gerard, David Gessner, Rebecca Lee, Melody Moezzi, Robert Anthony Siegel
    Editing/Publishing: Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Michelle Donahue, KaToya Ellis Fleming, Michael Ramos, Emily Louise Smith

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 22
    Deadline: 1/7/23
  • Denton, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jehanne Dubrow, Corey Marks, Bruce Bond (Professor Emeritus)
    Fiction: Daniel Peña, Miroslav Penkov, John Tait
    Nonfiction: Jill Talbot, Sarah Perry

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7-10
    Deadline: 1/1/23
  • Denton, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jehanne Dubrow, Corey Marks, Bruce Bond (Professor Emeritus)
    Fiction: Daniel Peña, Miroslav Penkov, John Tait
    Nonfiction: Jill Talbot, Sarah Perry

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7-10
    Deadline: 1/1/23
  • Notre Dame, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Johannes Göransson, Joyelle McSweeney, Orlando Menes
    Fiction: Dionne Irving Bremyer, Xavier Navarro Aquino, Roy Scranton, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
    Nonfiction: Roy Scranton

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8-9
    Deadline: 1/2/23
  • Eugene, OR
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Daniel Anderson, Geri Doran, Garrett Hongo
    Fiction: Jason Brown, Marjorie Celona, Mat Johnson, Karen Thompson Walker

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9-10
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Pittsburgh, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Yona Harvey, Dawn Lundy Martin, Diana Khoi Nguyen
    Fiction: Angie Cruz, William Lychack, Irina Reyn
    Nonfiction: Jeanne Marie Laskas, Michael Meyer, Peter Trachtenberg
    Digital Narrative: Erin Anderson

    Past visiting writers include poets Jenny Johnson and Rickey Laurentiis and fiction writers Mary Gaitskill and Allison Amend.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9
    Deadline: 1/7/23
  • San Francisco, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: D. A. Powell, Bruce Snider
    Fiction: Stephen Beachy, Lewis Buzbee, Laleh Khadivi, Nina Schuyler, K. M. Soehnlein, Susan Steinberg
    Creative Nonfiction: Dave Madden

    Visiting Writers include Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Cristina García, Aya de Leon, and Monica West.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 34
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Core Faculty Includes:

    The core faculty includes Jeanette Lynes. The contributing faculty includes Jon Bath and Sheri Benning.

    The faculty also includes other professional mentors from the writing community and faculty members from the division of Humanities and Fine Arts.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7
    Deadline: 1/31/23
  • Columbia, SC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Samuel Amadon, Liz Countryman, Fred Dings, Nikky Finney
    Fiction: David Bajo, Elise Blackwell, Claire Jiménez
    Nonfiction: Jim Barilla

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 1/1/23
  • Tampa, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Julie Koets, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Heather Sellers
    Fiction: John Henry Fleming, Jarod Roselló, Jake Wolff
    Nonfiction: Julie Koets, Heather Sellers, Jake Wolff
    Comics: Jarod Roselló

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9
    Deadline: 1/1/23
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Irwin, Anna Journey, Robin Coste Lewis, Susan McCabe, Carol Muske-Dukes, David St. John
    Fiction: Aimee Bender, Percival Everett, Dana Johnson, Viet Thanh Nguyen
    Nonfiction: Geoff Dyer, Maggie Nelson, Danzy Senna, David Treuer

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8-12
    Deadline: 12/1/22

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