M.F.A. 2014 Database

Welcome to PW's M.F.A. database, part of our ongoing coverage of the world of U.S. creative writing programs. Below, you will find information about many programs offering M.F.A.s, PhDs and M.A.s in creative writing.

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University of Arkansas-Monticello

Program Name: UAM MFA Creative Writing Program

State: Arkansas

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Diane Payne

Faculty: Adam Prince, Sandy Longhorn, Peter Nichols, Karen Dietrich, Suzanne Cope, Diane Payne, Mark Spencer

More Info: We are an online program.
Website:
http://www.uamont.edu/arts_and_Humanities/mfa/index.htm
Applications:
https://mfa-uam.submittable.com/submit

Notable Graduates: First class graduating this summer:
David Brown writes under pseudonym D.B.Grady
Michael Frizell

Application Deadline: 11/15/2014

Tuition: Graduate Assistantships

Funding Opportunities:

San Francisco State University

Program Name: MFA in Creative Writing

State: California

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Playwriting

Program Director: Maxine Chernoff

Faculty: ZZ Packer, Peter Orner, Nona Caspers, Bob Gluck, Katie Crouch, and Dodie Bellamy in fiction. Chanan Tigay and Toni Mirosevich in Creative Non-Fiction. Camille Dungy, Paul Hoover, Maxine Chernoff, Dan Langton, Steve Dickison, Barbara Tomash and Truong Tran in Poetry. Michelle Carter, Roy Conboy, Anne Galjour, and Brian Thorstensen in playwriting.

More Info: One of the oldest and most flexible programs for its emphasis on a student's genre but also permission to work cross-genre or in a second genre. Process classes which enable writing in addition to workshops and a correlative.Poetry Center & Archives.

Notable Graduates: Anne Rice, Ernest Gaines, Forrest Gander, Rae Armantrout, Philip Schultz, Gail Tsukiyama, Frances Mayes, Cole Swensen, Barbara Jean Reyes, Nina Schuyler, Po Bronson, Robin Romm, Don Waters, Laura Walker, Kate Pringle, Peter Nachtrieb, Prince Gomolvilas, Elizabeth Scarboro, Jan Ellison, Gabe Roth, Nona Caspers, Truong Tan, Toni Mirosevich, and countless others.

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition: out of state: $14000; in state $7000

Funding Opportunities: five $5000 Dickey Fellowships in poetry
three $5000 Brainard Fellowships, open genre; one provost award of in-state tuition to an out-of-state student of merit; one Ylvisikar Award to a new student in fiction, $2000. Highsmith Paywriting Award, $2000. One Manoogian Award of $1500
for a talented student with financial need.

University of Virginia

Program Name: MFA in Creative Writing Program

State: Virginia

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Christopher Tilghman

Faculty: Rita Dove, Greg Orr, Paul Guest, Debra Nystrom, Lisa Russ Spaar, Christopher Tilghman, John Casey, Jane Alison, Sydney Blair, Jeb Livingood

More Info: A two year residential MFA program with concentrations in fiction and poetry. All students receive the same fellowship--$16,000. Students do not teach in their first year of study to preserve time to write.

Notable Graduates: Edward Jones, Chad Harbach, Eleanor Henderson, Mary Beth Keane, Ravi Howard, Michael Knight, Mary Szybist, Erika Meitner, Sam Taylor, Thomas Pierce, George David Clark, Katherine Larson

Application Deadline: 12/15/2014

Tuition: None - Students receive tuition waivers

Funding Opportunities: Students receive $16,000 in fellowship or teaching income in both years of study.

Brown University

Program Name: Literary Arts

State: Rhode Island

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Digital Language Arts, Cross-Disciplinary

Program Director: Cole Swensen, Chair

Faculty: John Cayley, Brian Evenson, Thalia Field, Forrest Gander, Carole Maso, Meredith Steinbach, Cole Swensen, CD Wright

More Info: For over 40 years, Literary Arts at Brown University has been a creative and intellectual center for the U.S. literary avant-garde. Along with a handful of other writing programs nationwide, Brown provides a home for innovative writers.

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 12/15/2014

Tuition:

Funding Opportunities: All students accepted will receive a fellowship, tuition scholarship, health insurance and health fee; those in good standing after year one will teach creative writing courses in year two, which provides full funding (same as year one).

Western State Colorado University

Program Name: MFA/MA in Creative Writing

State: Colorado

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Screenwriting

Program Director: Dr. David J. Rothman

Faculty: Fiction: Russell Davis, Michaela Rosessner, Di Francis
Poetry: David Rothman, David Yezzi, Ernest Hilbert
Screenwriting: MS Gupta, Jack Lucido, guest faculty Charlie Craig and Joel Thompson

More Info: A fully accredited low-residency 25-month MFA, with one two-week residency in July for three summers in Colorado.
Fiction is Popular Genres. We also offer a 13-month M.A. in each concentration.
Rolling admissions for summer, fall, spring start.

Notable Graduates: NYT bestselling author Stacia Deutsch

Application Deadline: 08/01/2014

Tuition: $18,900 per year, final summer $4,200

Funding Opportunities: FAFSA/Stafford loans, Graduate Plus loans, competitive partial-tuition waivers for poetry as well as partial-tuition waiver TA opportunities for second-year students in all tracks.

Ashland University

Program Name: Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

State: Ohio

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Fiction (beginning in 2015)

Program Director: Stephen Haven

Faculty: Jill Christman, Angie Estes, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Steven Harvey, Stephen Haven, Mark Irwin, Thomas Larson, Joe Mackall, Leila Philip, Robert Root, Bonnie Rough, Ruth L. Schwartz, Kathryn Winograd

More Info:

Notable Graduates: Ted Kluck, Valerie Due, Marci Vogel, Grace Curtis, David Wright, Marilyn Bousquin, David MacWilliams, Ashley Bethard, Jeff Muse

Application Deadline: 05/15/2014

Tuition: $711 per credit hour

Funding Opportunities:

Colorado State University

Program Name: MFA

State: Colorado

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Sasha Steensen until 5/30/14

Faculty: Dan Beachy-Quick, Camille Dungy, Matthew Cooperman, Sasha Steensen, EJ Levy, Leslee Becker, Judy Deonges

More Info: Please note that as of 5/30, the new director will be Dan Beachy-Quick: dan.beachy-quick@colostate.edu

Notable Graduates: Christopher Arigo, Mary Ann Cain, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jacqueline Lyons, Wendy Rawlings, Aaron Abeyta, Steven Church, Jennifer K. Dick, George Kalamaras

Application Deadline: 01/01/2015

Tuition:

Funding Opportunities: GTAs and other funding opportunities

The University of the South

Program Name: Sewanee School of Letters

State: Tennessee

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Dr. John Grammer

Faculty: Danny Anderson, Chris Bachelder, Michael Griffith
Holly Goddard Jones, Adrianne Harun, Andrew Hudgins, Karen Sayler McElmurray
Neil Shea, John Jeremiah Sullivan Diane Thiel

More Info: The Sewanee School of Letters is a summers-only MA and MFA program. The 2014 session will run June 8 - July 18 and applications are still being accepted. Learn more about our MFA program at letters.sewanee.edu.

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 00/00/0000

Tuition: $5,084/Semester (2 courses)

Funding Opportunities:

National University

Program Name: Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

State:

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Screenwriting

Program Director: Frank Montesonti

Faculty: Full Time Faculty:
Frank Montesonti
Amina Cain
Colin Dickey
Michael Zimmer
Plus many visiting writers. See program website.
http://faculty.nu.edu/blogs/mcw/

More Info: One of the very few MFA programs that is entirely online. No residency requirement. Rolling admissions, apply any time. Work from home in dynamic online workshops. Diverse student body. Friendly to genre fiction. http://faculty.nu.edu/blogs/mcw/

Notable Graduates: Heather Ann Schmidt
Robert Hammond
Brian A. Dougherty
Weston Ochse
Karen Devaney
Elane Johnson

Application Deadline: 00/00/0000

Tuition: http://www.nu.edu/Admissions/Graduate/Gr

Funding Opportunities: Financial aid options and scholarships.

University of South Florida

Program Name: MFA in Creative Writing

State: Florida

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Graphic Narrative

Program Director: Rita Ciresi

Faculty: Karen Brown, Rita Ciresi, John Henry Fleming, Hunt Hawkins, Jay Hopler, Katherine Riegel, Jarod Rosello, Heather Sellers, Ira Sukrungruang

More Info: USF's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program offers small classes, friendly fellow students, dedicated faculty, a lively reading series, and a supportive atmosphere. A new emphasis in graphic narrative begins in 2014.

Notable Graduates: Karen Brown, John Nieves, Daniele Pantano, Alicia Thompson, Jaquira Diaz, Phillippe Diederich, Darrell Nicholson

Application Deadline: 01/01/2015

Tuition: $750 per semester w/ tuition waiver

Funding Opportunities: All accepted students are offered graduate teaching assistantships that pay approximately $11,500 for the academic year. Summer teaching is available.

Northwest Institute of Literary Arts

Program Name: Whidbey Writers Workshop

State: Washington

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Children/Young Adult

Program Director: Wayne Ude

Faculty: C/YA: Bonny Becker, Carmen Bernier-Grand; Poetry: David Wagoner, Carolyne Wright; Nonfiction: Ana Maria Spagna, Lawrence Cheek; Fiction: Bruce Holland Rogers, Kathleen Alcala (on leave), Wayne Ude

More Info: The only nationally-accredited MFA program not affiliated with a university. Focus is on publication rather than prep for university professorships. All avenues explored, from traditional publication through "indie" professional self-publishing.

Notable Graduates: Stefanie Freele, Kelly Davio, Caleb Barber, Claire Gebben, Tanya Chernov, Ann Boochever, Stefon Mears, Lois Brandt, Joseph Ponepinto, Carol Frischmann, Stephanie Hammer

Application Deadline: 10/01/2014

Tuition: $25,850 for full program

Funding Opportunities: Elizabeth George Foundation scholarship for full tuition; 1/4 tuition scholarships; Federal student loans; Veterans' educational benefits

Western Washington University

Program Name: MFA in Creative Writing

State: Washington

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: multi-genre, hybrid forms

Program Director: Dr. Brenda Miller

Faculty: Brenda Miller: Director of Graduate Studies
Creative Nonfiction and Hybrid Forms

Suzanne Paola
Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, and Hybrid Forms

Oliver de la Paz
Poetry and Hybrid Forms

Bruce Beasley
Poetry and Slam Poetry

Carol Guess
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Hybrid Forms

Kathryn Trueblood
Fiction and Editing & Publishing

Kelly Magee
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Hybrid Forms

Kristiana Kahakauwila
Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

More Info: Gain fluency in single genre, multi-genre, or hybrid writing, as well as in-depth literary study.We publish the award-winning Bellingham Review. Website: https://chss.wwu.edu/english/department-english-mfa-creative-writing

Notable Graduates: Julie Wade, Urban Waite

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition: http://www.wwu.edu/sbo/tuition-fee-sched

Funding Opportunities: You may gain teaching experience with a funded teaching assistantship or internship, as well as professional editing experience with scholarly and creative writing journals, such as the award-winning Bellingham Review.

Northern Arizona University

Program Name: MFA in Creative Writing

State: Arizona

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Cross Genre

Program Director: Nicole Walker

Faculty: Barbara Anderson, Jane Armstrong, Ann Cummins, Eric Stalcup, Nicole Walker, Allen Woodman

More Info: https://nau.edu/CAL/English/Degrees-Programs/Graduate/MFA/

Notable Graduates: Tammy Stuart Greenhouse, Brooke Wonders, Ana Maria Spagna, Jerry Gabriel, Jim Ruland, Ben McClelend.

Application Deadline: 02/01/2015

Tuition: $8020/per year

Funding Opportunities: Graduate Teaching Assistantships

OSU-Cascades

Program Name: Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing

State: Oregon

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Dr. Emily Carr

Faculty: Arielle Greenberg, T. Geronimo Johnson, Christopher Boucher, TC Tolbert

More Info:

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 06/15/2014

Tuition:

Funding Opportunities:

New Mexico State University

Program Name: New Mexico State University

State: New Mexico

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Carmen Gimenez-Smith

Faculty:

More Info:

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition: Approx. $6000 - G.A. get $16,000

Funding Opportunities:

University of Wyoming

Program Name: MFA Program in Creative Writing

State: Wyoming

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Beth Loffreda

Faculty: Andy Fitch, Alyson Hagy, H.L. Hix, Mark Jenkins, Frieda Knobloch, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Jeff Lockwood, Beth Loffreda, Kate Northrop, Danielle Pafunda, David Romtvedt, Brad Watson, Joy Williams

More Info: The University of Wyoming's Creative Writing MFA program is a fully-funded two-year studio degree in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Special features include a flexible curriculum, cross-genre workshops, and opportunities for interdisciplinary study.

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 01/10/2015

Tuition: see funding opportunities

Funding Opportunities: We are a fully-funded program--each full-time student in the program receives a two-year graduate assistantship that includes a $11,400 stipend and coverage of tuition and fees; a summer stipend; and support funds for writing-related needs. The teaching load is low, one course per semester.

UCLA Extension Writers' Program

Program Name: mfa prep courses

State: California

Concentrations:

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Linda Venis

Faculty:

More Info:

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 00/00/0000

Tuition:

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UCLA Extension Writers' Program

Program Name: mfa preparation courses

State: California

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Linda Venis

Faculty: Lou Mathews, Paul Mandelbaum, Michael Buckley, Colette Sartor, and Marisa Matarazzo

More Info: The UCLA Extension Writers' Program is an open-enrollment program that can increase your chances of being accepted to an MFA program. Writers' Program students have been accepted to many competitive and prestigious MFA programs throughout the country.

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 06/23/2014

Tuition: $530 - $3,500

Funding Opportunities: Annual needs-based scholarship.

Saint Mary's College of CA

Program Name: MFA Program in Creative Writing

State: California

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Brenda Hillman

Faculty: Brenda Hillman, Matthew Zapruder, Marilyn Abildskov, Wesley Gibson, Rosemary Graham, and Lysley Tenorio

More Info: stmarys-ca.edu/mfawriting
facebook.com/smcmfa
twitter.com.smcmfa
#writesmc

Notable Graduates: Joshua Braff, Kaya Oakes,

Application Deadline: 01/30/2015

Tuition: 20,000 per annum

Funding Opportunities: Fellowships, scholarships, and paid internships are readily available.

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Program Name: MFA Writing Program at Greensboro

State: North Carolina

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Jim Clark

Faculty: Jim Clark
Michael Parker
Stuart Dischell
Terry L. Kennedy
Craig Nova
David Roderick
Holly Goddard Jones

More Info: The Master of Fine Arts in creative writing is a two-year residency program with an emphasis on providing students with studio time in which to study the writing of poetry of fiction. www.mfagreensboro.org

Notable Graduates: Robert Morgan, Kelly Cherry, Rodney Jones, Claudia Emerson, George Singleton, Steve Almond, Julianna Baggott, Jillian Weise.

Application Deadline: 01/01/2015

Tuition: $7,000 per year In-State | $20,000 O.S.

Funding Opportunities: Graduate Assistantships are available to most committed students. A GA’s duties might include working in the University Writing Center, conducting library research for faculty, helping organize conferences and events, assisting in the production of English Department publications, or light office work. The stipend is $15,000 for nine months.

Applicants holding a master’s degree in English may seek Teaching Assistantships. In the first year, TAs teach one section of composition each semester and tutor in the University Writing Center. The second year, they teach three sections over the academic year. Students without an MA may seek a TA their second year.Out-of-state and in-state tuition waivers often accompany assistantships awarded to students.All applicants are considered for the Randall Jarrell and Fred Chappell fellowships.

Arcadia University

Program Name: MFA in Creative Writing

State: Pennsylvania

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Joshua Isard

Faculty: Joshua Isard
Paul Elwork
Dorian Geisler
Genevieve Betts
Richard Wertime

More Info: Arcadia University’s M.F.A. is one of the few low-residency programs to include weekly online workshops and a residency spent abroad (in Edinburgh, Scotland) with one-on-one faculty advising.

Webiste: http://www.arcadia.edu/mfa-creative-writing.htm

Notable Graduates: Matthew Kabik
Liz Kerr
Christopher DiCicco
Mary Coyle

Application Deadline: 00/00/0000

Tuition:

Funding Opportunities:

Sarah Lawrence

Program Name: MFA Writing Program

State: New York

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Brian Morton

Faculty: Includes Jo Ann Beard, Tina Chang, Michael Greenburg, Garth Risk Hallberg, Marie Howe, Thomas Lux, Dennis Nurske, Vijay Seshadri, Joan Silber, and Mark Wunderlich.

More Info: Study includes weekly workshops and craft classes; yearlong colloquium with writers and publishing professionals talk with students about every aspect of the writing life; and biweekly, one-on-one meetings between student and professor.

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition:

Funding Opportunities: Scholarships, Graduate Assistanships

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Program Name: Write-by-the-Lake Writer's Retreat

State: Wisconsin

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Christine DeSmet

Faculty: Marilyn Taylor, Laurel Yourke, Laurie Scheer, Christine DeSmet, Angela Rydell, Kathy Steffen, Lori Devoti, Tim Storm, Amy Lou Jenkins, Brad Schreiber, Marilyn Atlas, Julie Tallard Johnson.

More Info: 12 sections, limited enrollment in each. Master Classes for full novels. Graduate credit option.

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 06/11/2015

Tuition: $365-$750

Funding Opportunities: Some scholarships available.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Program Name: Weekend with Your Novel

State: Wisconsin

Concentrations: Fiction

Other Concentrations: Novels

Program Director: Christine DeSmet

Faculty: Christine DeSmet, Laurie Scheer, guest authors and other instructors.

More Info: Two tracks, beginning and advanced. Focuses on revision and polishing, or starting right. Includes critique groups, feedback on pages. Held Nov. 14-16, 2014.

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 11/14/2014

Tuition: $125/day plus critiques

Funding Opportunities: Some scholarships.

University of New Orleans

Program Name: The Creative Writing Workshop

State: Louisiana

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Playwriting, Screenwriting

Program Director: M.O. Walsh

Faculty: M.O. Walsh, Barb Johnson, Fredrick Barton, Randy Bates, John Gery, Richard Goodman, Carolyn Hembree, Joanna Leake, Justin Maxwell, Henry Griffin, Erik Hansen

More Info: The Creative Writing Workshop offers both traditional and low residency options for the MFA degree. An eclectic mix of students in one of America's greatest cities makes for a dynamic workshop environment. The low res offers summer abroad residencies.

Notable Graduates: Joseph Boyden, Amanda Boyden, Barb Johnson, Bill Loehfelm, Jericho Brown, Sonja Livingston, Lish McBride, Summer Wood, Skip Horack

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition: 7000/year in state, 19,000 out of state

Funding Opportunities: Competitive GAships in teaching, tutoring, research, editing (Bayou magazine) and publishing (UNO Press). Also graduate awards to help waive out of state fees and tuition.

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Program Name: Low-residency MFA

State: West Virginia

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Jessie van Eerden

Faculty: Jessie van Eerden
Mark Defoe
Devon McNamara
Richard Schmitt
Doug Van Gundy
Eric Waggoner
Karen McElmurray
Crystal Wilkinson
Carter Sickels

More Info: http://www.wvwc.edu/academics/gradprograms/MFA/ Emphasis on place and identity; Ireland Residency option; faculty/student ratio 1:4; two 10-day residencies (July & January); semester coursework completed through correspondence with faculty mentor

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 10/01/2014

Tuition: $10,200/year

Funding Opportunities: Loans; small internal scholarship; opportunity for postgraduate teaching fellowship (open only to our graduates)

Cornell University

Program Name: Cornell MFA in Creative Writing

State: New York

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: rotating

Faculty: Fiction: J. Robert Lennon, Ernesto Quinonez, Stephanie Vaughn, Helena Maria Viramontes. Poetry: Alice Fulton, Ishion Hutchinson, Joanie Mackowski, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon. Lecturers: Charles Robert Green, Valzhyna Mort. Editor of EPOCH Magazine: Michael Koch.

More Info:

Notable Graduates: Junot Diaz, Téa Obreht, Melissa Bank, Stewart O'Nan

Application Deadline: 00/00/0000

Tuition: All students fully funded

Funding Opportunities: All students are fully funded for two years and given a stipend of more than $25K/yr in exchange for teaching and editorial duties at EPOCH. Two additional paid years as post-degree lecturers in English are available. Most students remain for 4 years.

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Program Name: Wisconsin Wrights: Playwriting Intensive

State: Wisconsin

Concentrations: Fiction

Other Concentrations: Playwriting, Scripts, Nonfiction, Biography

Program Director: Sarah Marty

Faculty: Liz Fentress is a director, playwright, and actor. In 2008, her play The Honey Harvest won the North American Actors Association annual playwriting competition and was staged in London’s West End.
Bob Curry writes fiction, plays, and screenplays, and teaches writing at UW–Madison Continuing Studies and Madison College.

More Info: Join fellow playwrights in an intensive workshop that provides an overview of play-writing basics plus an opportunity to work with actors in developing your script. In daily craft sessions, you work on structure, theme, character, and plot.

Notable Graduates: Kimberly Megna Yarnall’s plays have been performed from New York City to Anchorage.
Kristin Hammargren is a playwright and actor based in the Midwest.
Sam White is a Madison area actor/director, and has been playwriting for many years.

Application Deadline: 05/28/2014

Tuition: $250.00

Funding Opportunities:

University of Oregon

Program Name: Creative Writing Program

State: Oregon

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: George Rowe

Faculty: Poetry: Daniel Anderson, Geri Doran, Garrett Hongo

Fiction: Jason Brown, Ehud Havazelet, third position to be filled in 2014-15

More Info: The Creative Writing Program at the University of Oregon is a highly selective and highly individualized two-year in-residence MFA program. It features individual tutorials along with small workshops and craft seminars--all led by regular faculty.

Notable Graduates: William Archila, Lory Bedikian, Daniel Camacho, Gary Clark, Cai Emmons, Charles Flowers, Miriam Gershow, Eugene Gloria, Erdag Goknar, Sarah Hulse, Major Jackson, Sara Eliza Johnson, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Keetje Kuipers, Chang-rae Lee, Andrés Montoya, Gina Ochsner, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Susan Rich, Joshua Robbins, Jeffrey Schultz, and Brian Turner

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition: covered for all students in the program

Funding Opportunities: All students admitted to the MFA program receive a Graduate Teaching Fellowship that includes a tuition waiver, health insurance, and a stipend of $15,000 (for 2014-15) and $18,000 (for 2015-16 and beyond). The teaching load is one course/term.

Institute of American Indian Arts

Program Name: Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing

State: New Mexico

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Screenwriting

Program Director: Jon Davis

Faculty: Sherman Alexie, Ramona Ausubel, Marie-Helene Bertino, Sherwin Bitsui, Amanda Boyden, Joseph Boyden, Natalie Diaz, Melissa Febos, Santee Frazier, Manuel Gonzales, Sterlin Harjo, Geoff Harris, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Chip Livingston, Ismet Prcic, Eden Robinson, Ken White, and Orlando White.

More Info: The program begins with a weeklong residency on the campus in Santa Fe, then moves online for a 16 week semester. Recent and upcoming visitors include Debra Earling, Joy Harjo, Nick Flynn, Arthur Sze, Dana Levin, Michael Wiegers, and Gary Fisketjon.

Notable Graduates: We graduate our first class in May of 2015.

Application Deadline: 01/30/2015

Tuition: $9,360/year, $18,720/entire program

Funding Opportunities: Internal scholarships funded by the Truman Capote Trust, the Lannan Foundation, and private donors. We distribute between $70,000 and $100,000 in scholarship aid each year.

Pacific Lutheran University

Program Name: Rainier Writing Workshop

State: Washington

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Rick Barot

Faculty: Suzanne Berne, Linda Bierds, David Biespiel, Mary Clearman Blew, Barrie Jean Borich, Fleda Brown, David Cates, Kevin Clark, Stephen Corey, Gary Ferguson, Greg Glazner, Kevin Goodan, Adrianne Harun, Lola Haskins, Jim Heynen, John Holman, David Huddle, Judith Kitchen, Dinah Lenney, Rebecca McClanahan, Kent Meyers, Brenda Miller, Scott Nadelson, Ann Pancake, Lia Purpura, Stan Sanvel Rubin, Marjorie Sandor, Peggy Shumaker, Sherry Simpson

More Info: We are a low-residency program with a 3-year, 4-residency structure; each mentorship with a faculty member lasts a whole year. We encourage study in multiple genres. Distinctive "outside experience" is built into the second year.

Notable Graduates: Kelli Russell Agodon, Barrie Jean Borich, Jennifer Culkin, Kathleen Flenniken, Lisa Ohlen Harris, Holly Hughes, Debbie Moderow, Carrie Mesrobian.

Application Deadline: 11/30/2014

Tuition: $34,000

Funding Opportunities: Scholarships and Fellowships.

UW-Madison Continuing Studies

Program Name: School of the Arts at Rhinelander

State: Wisconsin

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: All writing genres

Program Director: Lynn Tarnoff

Faculty:

More Info: 1- to 5-day programs in multidisciplinary arts. Choose from 15 different writing options, or combine with visual, culinary and performing arts - or mind/body/spirit classes. Held the third week in July for over 50 years. http://www.soawisconsin.org

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 07/15/2014

Tuition: Varies

Funding Opportunities: Some Financial Aid available

Converse College

Program Name: Converse College Low Residency MFA

State: South Carolina

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Rick Mulkey

Faculty: Suzanne Cleary (Poetry)
Denise Duhamel (Poetry)
Albert Goldbarth (Poetry)
Rick Mulkey (Poetry, Director of the MFA Program)
Cary Holladay (Fiction)
Robert Olmstead (Fiction)
Leslie Pietrzyk (Fiction)
Marlin Barton (Fiction)
Jim Minick (Nonfiction)
Susan Tekulve (Fiction and Nonfiction)
Richard Tillinghast (Poetry and Nonfiction)
Dan Wakefield (Fiction and Nonfiction)

More Info: Two Application deadlines each year: October 1 for Winter Residency, and February 15 for Summer Residency.

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 10/01/2014

Tuition: $5960 per semester

Funding Opportunities: Partial merit-based Graduate Assistantships/Scholarships for 2nd year students; C. Michael Curtis Publishing Internship for second year student.

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Program Name: MFA in Creative Writing, plus MFA/MA

State: Alaska

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Dramatic writing

Program Director: Gerri Brightwell

Faculty: Derick Burleson, Gerri Brightwell, Daryl Farmer, Len Kamerling. Visiting: Sean Hill, Kyle Mellen.

More Info: We have a strong program located in Interior Alaska. Our faculty and students form a tight-knit community. We have a visiting writers series that has brought in such names as Luis Alberto Urrea, Eowyn Ivey, and Yusef Konumyakaa

Notable Graduates: David Crouse, Jennifer Brice, Sherry Simpson

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition:

Funding Opportunities: A number of TAships are available teaching in the composition program.

Northern Michigan University

Program Name: MFA/MA Programs

State: Michigan

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Jennifer A. Howard

Faculty: Matt Bell, Matthew Gavin Frank, Beverly Matherne, Austin Hummell, John Smolens, Jennifer A. Howard, Jon Billman

More Info: NMU offers both a three-year MFA program and a two-year MA with concentrations in literature, writing, pedagogy, and theater. We're located in Michigan's wild Upper Peninsula, on the shore of Lake Superior.

Notable Graduates: Erin Cellelo, Justin Daugherty

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition: $3700/semester

Funding Opportunities: Teaching assistantships, graduate assistantships.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Program Name: MFA in Creative Writing

State: Illinois

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Jodee Stanley

Faculty: Philip Graham, Janice N. Harrington, Brigit Kelly, Michael Madonick, Audrey Petty, Alex Shakar

More Info: Information about the graduate creative writing program at Illinois can be found at
http://creativewriting.english.illinois.edu/graduate/about

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 12/17/2014

Tuition:

Funding Opportunities: All MFA students receive financial aid in the form of teaching appointments and/or fellowships. All financial aid awards include full tuition waivers and partial fee waivers.

Cleveland State University

Program Name: NEOMFA

State: Ohio

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Playwriting

Program Director: Michael Geither

Faculty: Fiction: Imad Rahman, Chris Barzak, Varley O'connor, Eric Wasserman, Bob Pope.
Poetry: Mary Biddinger, Caryl Pagel, Robert Miltner, Catherine Wing, Phil Brady, Steve Reese. CNF - David Giffels. Playwriting - Mike Geither

More Info: The Northeast Ohio MFA in creative writing allows students to take classes at four campuses in order to take advantage of the resources of four universities. We're a good place for students who take a second or multiple genre(s) seriously.

Notable Graduates: Mike Oatman, Sarah Tracey, Nick Sturm, Susan Grimm, Karen Schubert, Meg Johnson

Application Deadline: 02/01/2015

Tuition: $9,377.10 full-time in 2014

Funding Opportunities: Vary by campus

University of South Carolina

Program Name: University of South Carolina MFA

State: South Carolina

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Elise Blackwell

Faculty: Samuel Amadon, David Bajo, James Barilla, Elise Blackwell, Fred Dings, Nikky Finney, and others

More Info: We offer the camaraderie of a small program with the advantages of a large English department. Program strengths include an accessible and internationally published faculty, a stellar line-up of visiting writers, and numerous professional opportunities.

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 12/15/2015

Tuition: most tuition is abated

Funding Opportunities: Assistantships, fellowships, scholarships

Temple University

Program Name: MFA Creative Writing Program

State: Pennsylvania

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Jena Osman

Faculty: Jena Osman (poetry)
Brian Teare (poetry)
Samuel R. Delany (fiction)
Don Lee (fiction)
Joan Mellen (fiction)
Alan Singer (fiction)

More Info: We are a two year program.

Please go to our website at www.temple.edu/creativewriting

Notable Graduates: Emily Abendroth, Julia Chang, Quinn Eli, Rob Fitterman, Elisa Ludwig, Alex McAulay, Pattie McCarthy, Megan Milks, Meera Nair, Danny Romero, Mecca Sullivan, Divya Victor, Tracey Wilson

Application Deadline: 12/15/2014

Tuition: http://bursar.temple.edu

Funding Opportunities: TAships
University Fellowships
Future Faculty Fellowships

The New School

Program Name: MFA in Creative Writing

State: New York

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Writing for Children

Program Director: Luis Jaramillo

Faculty: Jeffery Renard Allen, Catherine Barnett, Mark Bibbins, Susan Cheever, Jonathan Dee, Elaine Equi, Shelley Jackson, Hettie Jones, James Lasdun, David Lehman, David Levithan, Patrick McGrath, Honor Moore, Craig Morgan Teicher, Dale Peck, Helen Schulman, Tor Siedler, Laurie Sheck, Darcey Steinke, Benjamin Taylor, Sarah Weeks, Brenda Wineapple, Stephen Wright, Tiphanie Yanique

More Info: In less than 20 years, The New School’s MFA in Creative Writing program has become one of the world’s most respected graduate writing programs. Our graduates publish books with the big four publishing houses, small presses, and everything in between.

Notable Graduates: Alysia Abbott, Christopher Beha, Jennifer Benka, Margot Berwin, Mark Bibbins, Coe Booth, Nick Burd, Jennifer Close,
Alice Eve Cohen, Siobhan Fallon, Jenny Feldon, Jenny Han, Amy Lawless, David Samuel Levinson, Patricia McCormick,
Kathleen Ossip, Danielle Pafunda
Julie Sarkissian, Sufjan Stevens, Justin Taylor, Rachel Zolf

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition: $13,740 per term

Funding Opportunities: Departmental Merit Scholarships, Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Editorial Assistantships, Program Administration Assistantships

Drew University

Program Name: MFA in Poetry & Poetry in Translation

State: New Jersey

Concentrations: Poetry

Other Concentrations: Poetrry in translation

Program Director: Sean Nevin

Faculty: Alicia Ostriker
Anne Marie Macari
Aracelis Girmay
Ellen Doré Watson
Gerald Stern
Ira Sadoff
Jane Mead
Jean Valentine
Joan Larkin
Judith Vollmer
Michael Waters
Mihaela Moscaliuc
Ross Gay
Sean Nevin

More Info:
The Drew University Master of Fine Arts in Poetry Program is a two-year, low-residency program for poets and poet translators.

Notable Graduates: Alumna Laurie Ann Guerrero won the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize and her book, A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying, was published by Notre Dame Press in 2013.

Rebecca Gayle Howell G’11 received the 2012 Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book prize for Render/An Apocalypse.

Alumna Monica Hand’s me and nina was published by Alice James Books in 2012.
Ttranslated by Drew MFA Alumna Rebecca Gayle Howell’s (with Husam Qaisi) Amal al-Jubouri’s Hagar Before the Occupation/Hagar After the Occupation (Alice James Books, 2011) was named one of the best books of 2011 by the Library Journal. ”

Alumna Laurie Ann Guerrero was named the Poet Laureate of San Antonio.

Application Deadline: 06/15/2014

Tuition: see website: http://www.drew.edu/graduat

Funding Opportunities: Yes

Queens College-CUNY

Program Name: MFA in CW & Literary Translation

State: New York

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Prose, Drama, Translation

Program Director: Nicole Cooley

Faculty: Nicole Cooley (poetry); Kimiko Hahn (poetry); Roger Sedarat (poetry and translation); John Weir (fiction and non-fiction); Maaza Mengiste (fiction); Richard Schotter (playwriting); Ammiel Alcalay (translation)

More Info: We are one of two MFA programs in the nation to offer an MFA in literary translation and one of the few that includes playwriting as well. The only MFA program in the borough of Queens, our program is very diverse, with a strong commitment to community.

Notable Graduates: Selected Books

Jacob Appel (MFA Playwriting 2013), The Biology of Luck, novel, (Elephant Rock Books, 2013); Scouting for the Reaper (story collection, winner of the Hudson Prize, Black Lawrence Press, 2014).

Mike Baugh (MFA Translation 2014) translation of Vladimir Fuka and Ivan Mahler's New York, to published in Rizzoli Books, 2014.

Hillary Gulley (MFA Translation 2013), translation of Cuba in Splinters (anthology), to be published by OR Books in 2014.

Anne Posten (MFA Translation 2013), translation of This Beautiful Place, by Tankred Dorst, Hanging Loose Press 2013.

Ilaria Papini (MFA playwriting 2013), translation of Still Life in Ditch, by Fausto Paravidino, Hanging Loose Press, 2014


Selected Awards and Honors

Hillary Gulley (MFA Translation 2013) received a PEN Translation Award.

Zakia Henderson-Brown (MFA Poetry 2013) received a fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center, a fellowship at The Cave Canem Foundation and The Callaloo Literary Festival.

Rajiv Mohabir (MFA Poetry 2013) received fellowships from the American Institute of Indian Studies, the VONA Foundation, and the Kundiman Foundation.

Camila Santos (MFA Fiction 2013) received a fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center as well as a grant from The Queens Council for The Arts.

Application Deadline: 02/15/2015

Tuition: in-state tuition $3,600 a semester

Funding Opportunities: The Girro Cestaro Award; the Irma Long Scholarship; the Paper Lantern Lit Fellowship; opportunities to teach courses in the English Department in the second or third year

University of Central Florida

Program Name: MFA Creative Writing

State: Florida

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Terry Ann Thaxton

Faculty: Jocelyn Bartkevicius, Susan Hubbard, Russ Kesler, Darlin' Neal, Lisa Roney, David James Poissant, Pat Rushin, Don Stap, Terry Ann Thaxton, Laurie Uttich

More Info: The MFA program in Creative Writing offers concentrations in fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction, and features a curriculum fueled by aesthetic values and focused on students’ original creative work.

Notable Graduates: Kelle Groom, Ashley Inguanta,Dan Lopez, Juan Martinez.

Application Deadline: 01/05/2015

Tuition: $3300 per semester (9 credit hours)

Funding Opportunities: Provost Fellowships, Graduate Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistant Position across the university

Washington University in St. Louis

Program Name: The MFA Program

State: Missouri

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: David Schuman

Faculty: Mary Jo Bang, Paul Legault, Carl Phillips, Edward McPherson, Kathleen Finneran, Marshall Klimasewiski, Danielle Dutton, Kathryn Davis, Anton DiSclafani

More Info: http://english.artsci.wustl.edu/graduate/writing_program

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 12/15/2014

Tuition: Full and equal funding for each student

Funding Opportunities:

Adelphi University

Program Name: MFA in Creative Writing

State: New York

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Judith Baumel

Faculty: Judith Baumel, Poetry; Catherine Chung,
Fiction; Martha Cooley, Fiction; Anton Dudley, Dramatic Writing; Kermit Frazier,
Dramatic Writing; Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Poetry; John Murillo, Visiting Professor of Poetry; Igor Webb, Creative Nonfiction/Fiction.

More Info: An intimate learning experience with opportunities to work in multiple genres including poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. The unique, hands-on Professional Development Practicum offers meetings with writers, agents and arts professionals.

Notable Graduates: Andrew Davie, Elliott Freeman, Kimberly Gray, Amber Magruder, Dhipinder Walia

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition: 40 credit program, $40,000

Funding Opportunities: Gerald Cain and Scott James Social Media Fellowship (Full Tuition plus stipend).
Full Tuition Fellowships
Half Tuition Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships

LIU Brooklyn

Program Name: LIU Brooklyn Creative Writing MFA

State: New York

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Playwriting, Cross-Genre

Program Director: Jessica Hagedorn

Faculty: Jessica Hagedorn
John High
Lewis Warsh
and annual Visiting Writers

More Info: for application information, contact:
Marilyn.Boutwell@liu.edu
718-246-6336

Notable Graduates: Willie Perdomo, poet
Uche Nduka, poet
Felice Belle, poet & playwright
Aimee Herman, poet & performance artist

Application Deadline: 02/15/2014

Tuition: check on-line

Funding Opportunities: Contact: Marilyn.Boutwell@liu.edu

Johns Hopkins University

Program Name: The Writing Seminars

State: Maryland

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Jean McGarry, Mary Jo Salter (Co-chairs)

Faculty: James Arthur
John Irwin
Matthew Klam
Brad Leithauser
Dora Malech
Alice McDermott
Jean McGarry
Eric Puchner
Mary Jo Salter
David Yezzi

More Info: http://writingseminars.jhu.edu/graduate/

Notable Graduates: Louise Erdrich, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Rosanna Warren, Tom Sleigh, Jeffrey Blitz, Wes Craven, Lucie Brock-Broido, Susan Stewart, John Astin

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition: $47,060; fully funded by university

Funding Opportunities: Full tuition, benefits and $30,000 teaching fellowship for 100% of successful candidates.

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Name: Master of Fine Arts: Fiction/Nonfiction

State: New Hampshire

Concentrations: Non-Fiction

Other Concentrations: Creative Nonfiction

Program Director: Benjamin Nugent

Faculty: Richard Adams Carey, Wiley Cash, Craig Childs, Merle Drown, Ann Garvin, Amy Irvine McHarg, Leslie Jamison, Jo Knowles, Diane Les Becquets, Benjamin Nugent, Mark Sundeen, Katherine Towler, Robin Wasserman, Mitch Wieland

More Info: Narrative prose only. Program capped at 65 students to allow for greater one-on-one attention and support from our faculty to our students. Adult and Young Adult fiction concentrations. Creative Nonfiction concentrations, including environmental writing.

Notable Graduates: Jacquelyn Mitchard, Charlie Stella, Pratima Cranse, Timothy Woodward

Application Deadline: 11/01/2014

Tuition: 8,059/semester

Funding Opportunities: Financial aid, partial scholarships

Pacific University

Program Name: Pacific Master of Fine Arts in Writing

State: Oregon

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Shelley Washburn

Faculty: Sandra Alcosser
Ellen Bass
Marvin Bell
Judy Blunt
Bonnie Jo Campbell
Claire Davis
Kwame Dawes
Jack Driscoll
Katherine Dunn
Vievee Francis
Pete Fromm
Debra Gwartney
Laura Hendrie
Pam Houston
Dorianne Laux
Craig Lesley
David Long
Joseph Millar
Ben Percy
David St. John
Mary Helen Stefaniak
Kellie Wells

More Info: Our program offers a high level of craft and conversation along with the good humor and community of individuals who share a passion for art. We believe there is no one way to write. Above all, we believe in quality and originality in any guise.

Notable Graduates: Michelle Bitting, Jan Bottiglieri, Sean Davis, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Nancy Hechinger, Kase Johnstun, Deborah Reed, Katey Schultz, Lesley Schwartz, George Wallace

Application Deadline: 09/01/2014

Tuition: $16,148 for 2014-15

Funding Opportunities: -Two Pearl Scholarships, $7500 each
-Partial Merit-based Scholarships
-Financial Aid Loans.

McNeese State University

Program Name: MFA Program in Creative Writing

State: Louisiana

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Jacob Blevins

Faculty: Amy Fleury, John Griswold, Christopher Lowe

More Info: For more information, visit: http://mfa.mcneese.edu/

Notable Graduates: Neil Connelly, Morri Creech, Adam Johnson, Michael Shewmaker

Application Deadline: 00/00/0000

Tuition: $5651 (in-state)

Funding Opportunities: Teaching assistantships (out of state and in state tuition is waived with assistantships), stipend

Chatham University

Program Name: MFA Creative Writing

State: Pennsylvania

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Children's Writing

Program Director: Sheryl St. Germain

Faculty: Sheryl St. Germain, Sheila Squillante, Heather McNaugher, Marc Nieson, Kathy Ayres, Joy Katz, Sherrie Flick

More Info: See www.chatham.edu/mfa

Notable Graduates: Rachel Carson (BA)
Robert Isenberg, Sara Ries, Jane Fishman

Application Deadline: 08/07/2014

Tuition: $14, 866 annual

Funding Opportunities: Fellowships, Teaching and Research Assistantships. Graduate Workstudy. See website: www.chatham.edu/mfa

University of Arizona

Program Name: Creative Writing MFA

State: Arizona

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Alison Hawthorne Deming

Faculty: Kate Bernheimer
Susan Briante
Christopher Cokinos
Alison Deming
Fenton Johnson
Farid Matuk
Jane Miller
Ander Monson
Manuel Munoz
Aurelie Sheehan
Joshua Marie Wilkinson

More Info:

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 01/01/2015

Tuition:

Funding Opportunities: Full funding

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Program Name: MFA in Creative Writing and Media Arts

State: Missouri

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Screenwriting, Playwriting

Program Director: Christie Hodgen

Faculty: Hadara Bar-Nadav
Michelle Boisseau
Christie Hodgen
Michael Pritchett
Robert Stewart
Whitney Terrell

More Info: UMKC's MFA in Creative Writing & Media Arts is an exciting studio-research program that combines intensive workshops with literature and craft classes to foster discovery and mastery in creative writing.

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition:

Funding Opportunities: There are several types of funding available, including Durwood Scholarships, Graduate Teaching Assistantships, and Creative Writing Scholarships. Additional information on the MFA program and various types of funding is available on the English department website at: http://cas.umkc.edu/english/default.asp

Hofstra University

Program Name: MFA Program in Creative Writing

State: New York

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Drama

Program Director: Erik Brogger

Faculty: Erik Brogger
Patricia Horvath
Phillis Levin
Julia Markus
Martha McPhee

More Info: We are a small program with an emphasis on faculty mentoring. Our Great Writers, Great Readings series brings notable writers to campus, among them Phllip Levine, Jennifer Egan, John Edgar Wideman, Lynn Nottage, Haruki Murakami, and Stephen Dunn.

Notable Graduates: While our students have published in numerous literary journals, our program is only in its second year.

Application Deadline: 05/31/2014

Tuition: $1,000/semester hour

Funding Opportunities: Teaching Fellowships
Provost's Scholarship
Hofstra University Graduate Scholarships

University of Houston Victoria

Program Name: MFA in Creative Writing

State: Texas

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Diana Lopez

Faculty: Diana Lopez
Saba Razvi
Beverly Lowry
Charles Alexander

More Info:

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 07/30/2014

Tuition:

Funding Opportunities:

University of Missouri

Program Name: Creative Writing

State: Missouri

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Trudy Lewis

Faculty:

More Info: The University of Missouri’s Creative Writing Program is known for its commitment to literary study as an essential component of literary production. The department offers the M.A. and Ph.D. in English, with a concentration in creative writing.

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 00/00/0000

Tuition:

Funding Opportunities: All of our graduate students receive assistantships or fellowships and teach composition, literature or writing workshops. As a result, graduates do well in competing for teaching positions, which increasingly seek versatility. The program is under the direction of Professor Trudy Lewis.

Boise State University

Program Name: MFA Program in Creative Writing

State: Idaho

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Publishing and Editing

Program Director: Mitch Wieland

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

More Info: Students have the opportunity to work for The Idaho Review and Ahsahta Press as a GA, for credit, and as an intern.

Notable Graduates: Tyler McMahon
Al Heathcock
Cynthia Hand
Adrian Kien
Karena Youtz

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition: $10,000

Funding Opportunities: All incoming students receive a Teaching Assistantship, which includes a stipend and a full tuition waiver.

Columbia College Chicago

Program Name: Department of Creative Writing

State: Illinois

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Matthew Shenoda

Faculty: Fiction: Garnett Kilberg Cohen, Don De Degrazia, Patrician Ann McNair, Joe Meno, Nami Mun, Audrey Niffenegger, Samuel Park, Alexis Pride, Shawn Shiflett, Nonfiction: Jenny Boully Aviya Kushner, David Lazar, Jill Talbot, Sam Weller, Poetry: CM Burroughs, Lisa Fishman, Matthew Shenoda, Tony Trigilio, David Trinidad

More Info: The Department of Creative Writing houses three MFA programs: Fiction Writing, Poetry Writing, and Nonfiction Writing.

Notable Graduates: Joe Meno, Don De Grazia, Sam Weller, J. Adams Oaks, Stephanie Kuehnert, Megan Stielstra, Kelly Forsythe, Holly Amos, Dolly Lemke, Stephen Danos, Sara Peck, Joshua Young, Nicole Wilson, Becca Klaver, Hanna Andrews, Ryan Spooner

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition: $922/credit hour

Funding Opportunities: Graduate Merit Awards; Albert P. Weisman; David Friedman Memorial Award; Graduate Opportunity Award; Getz Grad Award; Schultz/Shiflett Scholarship; plus 1-year assistantships to director

Fairleigh Dickinson university

Program Name: Creative Writing MFA

State: New Jersey

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Writing for young Adults, Literary Translation

Program Director: Rene Steinke

Faculty: Rene Steinke, Ellen Akins, Renee Ashley, Jeffery Renard Allen, Susan Bernofsky, Coe Booth, Rebecca Chace, Walter Cummins, David Daniel, Donna Freitas, Kathleen Graber, David Grand, H.L. Hix, Thomas E. Kennedy, Minna Proctor, Eliot Schrefer.

More Info: Our low-residency program offers students the opportunity to study in the U.S. or, if they choose, abroad in Wroxton, England. We also offer the chance to work on The Literary Review, an international literary magazine with an illustrious 57-year history.

Notable Graduates: James Owen Weatherall, Nina Foxx, Lisa Van Allen, and many others.

Application Deadline: 06/30/2014

Tuition: 16,536 per year

Funding Opportunities: Baumeister Fellowship
The Director's Award
TLR Graduate Assistantships
Provost's Graduate Scholarship

Stony Brook Southampton

Program Name: MFA in Creative Writing and Literature

State: New York

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Julie Sheehan

Faculty: Julie Sheehan, Robert Reeves, Roger Rosenblatt, Lou Ann Walker, Melissa Bank, Star Black, Billy Collins, Jules Feiffer, Neal Gabler, Andrew Botsford, Robert Emmett Ginna, Matt Klam, Emma Walton Hamilton, Ursula Hegi, Kaylie Jones, Patricia Marx, Patricia McCormick, Dan Menaker, Susan Scarf Merrell, Frederic Tuten, Meg Wolitzer.

More Info: Rolling admissions for an MFA in creative writing and literature encouraging work across genres and courses available in graphic novel and children's literature. Workshops abroad; one-year children's lit fellows program.

Notable Graduates: Helen Simonson, Elena Gorokhova, Tricia Rayburn, Bob Morris, Peggy Kern, Judy Mandel, Victor Giannini, Tracy King-Sanchez

Application Deadline: 00/00/0000

Tuition:

Funding Opportunities: Limited number of Teaching Assistantships are available to fall applicants and second-year students; Stony Brook Southampton Writers Conference Scholarship; various awards and prizes.

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Program Name: MFA in Creative Writing

State: New Jersey

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Writing for Young Adults; Literary Translation

Program Director: Rene Steinke

Faculty: David Grand, Rene Steinke, Rebecca Chace, Ellen Akins, Jeffery Renard Allen, Thomas E. Kennedy, Walter Cummins, H.L. Hix, Renee Ashley, Kathleen Graber, David Daniel, Minna Proctor, Eliot Schrefer, Donna Frietas, Coe Booth, Susan Bernofsky.

More Info: Students have opportunities to work in an editorial capacity on the international literary magazine, The Literary Review.
The January residency is held in Oxfordshire, England. The August residency is held at the Madison, NJ campus, a former estate.

Notable Graduates: James Owen Weatherall (The Physics of Wall Street, NYT Bestseller); Kerstin Lieff (The Berlin Diaries, Colorado Book Prize); Lynn Lurie (Corner of the Dead, Juniper Prize); Eric Paul (I Offered Myself as the Sea); Lisa Dale (The Wishing Thread); Mariya Gusev, translator, founding editor of The St. Petersburg Review

Application Deadline: 06/30/2014

Tuition: $16,536.00/per year

Funding Opportunities: Baumeister Scholarship; Doerfler Scholarship; Provost Scholarship; Assistantships at The Literary Review

Rutgers, State University of New Jersey

Program Name: Rutgers University-Newark MFA Program

State: New Jersey

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Jayne Anne Phillips

Faculty: Jayne Anne Phillips, Tayari Jones, Akhil Sharma, Alice Elliott Dark, Brenda Shaughnessy, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Rachel Hadas, John Keene, James Goodman, A. Van Jordan

More Info:

Notable Graduates: Christa Parravani

Application Deadline: 01/10/2015

Tuition:

Funding Opportunities: Teaching Assistantships (Composition and Creative Writing), Part-time Lectureships, Half-Tuition Scholarships, Chancellor's Tuition Remission Awards, Chancellor's Stipend Award, Capote Fellowship

The University of Mississippi

Program Name: The University of Mississippi MFA Progra

State:

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: additional workshops in CNF, screenwriting, and nature writing

Program Director: Beth Ann Fennelly

Faculty: Beth Ann Fennelly, director, poetry and CNF
Chiyuma Elliot, poetry
Ann Fisher-Wirth, poetry and nature writing
Tom Franklin, fiction
Derrick Harriell, poetry
Chris Offutt, fiction and screenwriting

Richard Ford--Spring master classes
Mary Miller--AY 2014-2015 Grisham Writer in Residence;
Kiese Laymon, AY 2015-2016 Grisham Writer in Residence

More Info: We have the John Grisham Visiting Writers Series as well as popular student-run reading series. Every year we have a Grisham Writer in Residence, a year-long appointment for an emerging writer.

Notable Graduates: Jake Rubin (The Poser, a novel and screenplay); M. O. Walsh (My Sunshine Away, a novel); Greg Brownderville (Gust, poetry).

Application Deadline: 01/05/2015

Tuition: free

Funding Opportunities: all 8 incoming studentsare FULLY FUNDED. They receive free tuition and either a Grisham Fellowship ($14,000 and no teaching duties) or a TAship ($11,500). All receive free health care and $300 travel money.

Virginia Tech

Program Name: Virginia Tech MFA in Creative Writing

State:

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Jeff Mann

Faculty: Bob Hicok, Matthew Vollmer, Fred D'Aguiar, Jeff Mann, Lucinda Roy, Nikki Giovanni, Erika Meitner, Ed Falco

More Info: The program encourage students to work across genres, including poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, playwriting, and new media creative writing. Students also edit The Minnesota Review and The New River. http://www.graduate.english.vt.edu/MFA/

Notable Graduates: L. Lamar Wilson, Katherine Sullivan (publisher of YesYes Books), Weston Cutter, Jeremy Griffin, Christopher Linforth

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition: All students recieve tuition wavers

Funding Opportunities: All students accepted to the program receive full tuition wavers, health insurance, and $16,100 in funding per year for 3 years.

University of San Francisco

Program Name: MFA in Writing Program

State:

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Bich Minh Nguyen & Micah Ballard

Faculty: Catherine Brady, Dave Madden, Bich Minh Nguyen, D.A. Powell, Bruce Snider, Susan Steinberg, Ryan Van Meter, Stephen Beachy, Lewis Buzbee, Lowell Cohn, Norma Cole, Thomas Sayers Ellis, John Isles, Joshua Mohr, Brittany Perham, Nina Schuyler, Porter Shreve, Aaron Shurin, K.M. Soehnlein

More Info: The two-and-a-half year MFA program offers workshops, literature seminars, and intensive thesis mentoring. Students may also study or write outside their primary genre.

Notable Graduates: Liza Campbell, George Dohrmann, James B. Frost, Lindsay Tam Holland, Jen Larson, Thomas Peele, Jane Porter, Cynthia Robinson, Craig Santos Perez, Wendy Tokunaga, Helen Wickes

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition: usfca.edu/artsci/graduate/financialaid

Funding Opportunities: Graduate Merit Fellowships; Teaching Assistantships; Zivic Fellowship; Lawrence Ferlinghetti Poetry Fellowship

Arizona State University

Program Name: ASU MFA in Creative Writing Program

State:

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Sally Ball

Faculty: Sally Ball, Matt Bell, Norman Dubie, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Cynthia Hogue, T.R. Hummer, Tara Ison, T.M. McNally, Melissa Pritchard, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Alberto Alvaro Rios, Jeannine Savard

More Info: http://english.clas.asu.edu/cw-apply

Notable Graduates: Caitlin Horrocks (author of This is Not Your City), Dexter L. Booth (author of Cave Canem Prize winning collection Scratching the Ghost), Matthew Gavin Frank (author of numerous books including Preparing the Ghost), Bonnie Nadzam (author of Lamb), Kathleen Winter (author of Nostalgia for the Criminal Past), Hugh Martin (Stegner Fellow and author of The Stick Soldiers)

Application Deadline: 01/01/2015

Tuition: approx. $20,000 per year for nonresident

Funding Opportunities: Typically, up to 10 TA or RA positions are available for each incoming class; TA and RA positions include tuition remission and a stipend.

University of California, Riverside

Program Name: Low Residency MFA

State:

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Screenwriting

Program Director: Tod Goldberg

Faculty: Elizabeth Crane
Jill Alexander Essbaum
Gina Frangello
Tod Goldberg
Stephen Graham Jones
Kevin Jones
Joshua Malkin
Anthony McCann
Mary Otis
William Rabkin
Emily Rapp
Rob Roberge
John Schimmel
Mark Haskell Smith
Deanne Stillman
David Ulin
Mary Yukari Waters

More Info: The UCR Palm Desert Low Residency MFA takes a 21st century approach to the graduate degree in creative writing. Our goals are simple: get your book published, your script produced and prepare you for a life as a professional writer.

Notable Graduates: Congressman Mark Takano, Jim Jennewein, Tiffany Hawk, Lee Cataluna, Daniel Rosen, Rick Marlatt, Natalia Cortes-Chaffin, Natashia Deon, Lee Cohn, Amy Yergen, Karl Iglesias, Jessica Brice, Kate Abbott, John Rosenberg, Ross Helford, Mickey Birnbaum, William Hillyard

Application Deadline: 08/01/2014

Tuition:

Funding Opportunities:

Louisiana State University

Program Name: Creative Writing

State:

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Screenwriting

Program Director: Laura Mullen

Faculty: Jason Buch, Jennifer Davis, Lara Glenum, Zack Godshall, Mari Kornhauser, Laura Mullen, Jim Wilcox

More Info: In 2009, our MFA program was ranked third in the nation by Poets & Writers for overall funding and support of MFA students. Our nationally-recognized faculty are outstanding, devoted teachers.

Notable Graduates: Mona Lisa Saloy, Virgil Suarez, Jennifer Tamayo, Kim Vodicka, Megan Volpert, Afton Wilky, Carolyn Chun, Anthony Kellman, Jacqueline Parker, Gregory Baxter, Brent Benoit, Amanda Briggs, James Claffey, Ronlyn Domingue, Laurie Lynn Drummond, Michael Griffith, Mark LaFlaur, Dinty Moore, Clarence Nero, Connie Porter, David Racine, Josh Russell, Olympia Vernon, Vincent Celluci, Elizabeth Wing, Jenn Nunes, Jacques Servin, & Min Kang...

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition: tuition waiver with acceptance

Funding Opportunities: All accepted students are fully funded: we typically offer Graduate Teaching Assistant stipends of $16,500 to students entering with a BA or $17,000 to students entering with an MA, plus tuition waivers and attractive health insurance coverage.

University of Minnesota

Program Name: University of Minnesota Creative Writing

State:

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Peter Campion

Faculty: Charles Baxter, Patricia Hampl, Julie Schumacher, Ray Gonzalez, Peter Campion, MJ Fitzgerald, Madelon Sprengnether, Kim Todd

More Info: Each year we admit four students in each genre. Please see our program website for more information: creativewriting.umn.edu

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 12/01/2014

Tuition:

Funding Opportunities: All of our admitted students receive full funding (tuition waiver + stipend), in the form of a teaching assistantship, for all three years of the program.

New England College

Program Name: NEC MFA Creative Writing Program

State:

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Translation, Cross-genre/hybrid forms, New and Mixed Media

Program Director: Tara Rebele

Faculty: Matt Bell, Kate Bernheimer, Katie Farris, Brian Henry, Ilya Kaminsky, Andrew Morgan (Program Coordinator), Malena Mörling, Tara Rebele (Program Director), Allison Titus

More Info: The New England College MFA Creative Writing Program offers individualized, low-residency education in three degree tracks: Fiction, Poetry, and Dual-Genre. It is the first and only low-residency MFA to offer fully-funded Teaching Assistantships.

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 11/21/2014

Tuition: $8,512

Funding Opportunities: Scholarships, Graduate Teaching Assistantships (low-residency GTAs with full funding, partial funding options also available)

City University of Hong Kong

Program Name: MFA in Creative Writing

State:

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Xu Xi

Faculty: Sybil Baker (Fiction), Tina Chang (Poetry), Marilyn Chin (Poetry/Fiction), Jose Dalisay (Fiction), Evan Fallenberg (Fiction), Luis Francia (CNF/Poetry), Robin Hemley (CNF/Fiction), Justin Hill (CNF/Fiction), Justin Hill (Fiction/CNF), Tabish Khair (Fiction/CNF/Poetry), Sharmistha Mohanty (Fiction), Nami Mun (Fiction), Suzanne Paola (CNF/Poetry), Jess Row (Fiction), James Scudamore (Fiction), Ravi Shankar (Poetry/CNF), Ira Sukrungruang (CNF/Poetry), Madeleine Thien (Fiction), Xu Xi (Fiction/CNF)

More Info: Hong Kong English Department phone number is
(8520 34428870. Call Hong Kong for information about this program.
International focus on writing in English, with a specific interest in Asia.
http://www.english.cityu.edu.hk/mfa/index.jsp

Notable Graduates: BOOK TITLES, AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN BRACKETS
Nicholas YB Wong, Poetry (Cities of Sameness; 2nd book forthcoming)
Verena Tay, Fiction (Spectre)
Amanda Webster, CNF/Memoir (The Boy Who Loved Apples)
Lavanya Shanbhogue (winner, Commonwealth Story Prize; debut novel in contract)
Adnan Mahmutovic, Fiction (How To Fare Well and Stay Fair; Thinner Than A Hair)
Dai Fan, CNF (University of Iowa International Writers Workshop fellow; head of creative writing program in English at Sun Yat Sen University in Guangzhou, China)
Miho Kinnas, Poetry (first book of poems in contract)
Robert Powers, Fiction (1st place, Glimmer Train New Writer Award)
Andrew Robinson, Fiction (3rd place, Glimmer Train New Writer Award)
Hayley Katzen CNF (Australian Book Review Calibre Essay Prize finalist)
Keane Shum, CNF (published essays in Iowa Review, Colorado Review, and other journals)
John Francis Smith, Fiction (winner, South China Morning Post/RTHK short story contest)

Application Deadline: 03/31/2015

Tuition: US$23,250 (HK$181,350)

Funding Opportunities: Funding for Hong Kong residents only through government non-means loan scheme
Some teaching opportunities in the Department of English for Hong Kong residents only

Hollins University

Program Name: Jackson Center for CW at Hollins

State:

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Thorpe Moeckel

Faculty: T.J. Anderson III, Carrie Brown, R.H.W. Dillard, Cathryn Hankla, Jeanne Larsen, Thorpe Moeckel, Elizabeth Poliner, Eric Trethewey

More Info: http://www.hollins.edu/grad/eng_writing/index.shtml

email: hugrad@hollins.edu

Notable Graduates: Annie Dillard, Henry Taylor, Natasha Trethewey, Madison Smartt Bell, Kiran Desai, Tony D'Souza, David Huddle, Adam Ross, Jill McCorkle, Adrian Blevins, Jenny Boully, Scott Cairns, Wyn Cooper, Kevin Prufer, Mary Ruefle, Richard McCann, Karen Salyer McElmurray, Jake Silverstein, Will Schutt, Luke Johnson, Scott Loring Sanders, Ethan Hauser

Application Deadline: 01/06/2015

Tuition: $20,446

Funding Opportunities: Graduate Assistantships (full tuition + $7000 stipend per year: total value 54.4492); Teaching Assistanships for second year MFA students (full tuition + $7000); full tuition waiver for all second-year students who show need; Graduate Scholarhships in varying amounts; annual Graduate Travel & Research Grants

New York University

Program Name: Creative Writing Program

State: New York

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Deborah Landau

Faculty: Anne Carson, E.L. Doctorow, Nathan Englander, Jonathan Safran Foer, Yusef Komunyakaa, Matthew Rohrer Joyce Carol Oates, Sharon Olds, Charles Simic, Zadie Smith, Darin Strauss, and Chuck Wachtel

More Info: NYU’s Creative Writing Program offers a rigorous and supportive environment for poets and fiction writers, a distinguished and dedicated faculty,small classes, and a vibrant reading series and literary journal. For more info: http://cwp.as.nyu.edu

Notable Graduates: Pearl Abraham, Kazim Ali, Daphne Beal, Ben Blum, Toi Derricotte, Boris Fishman, Nick Flynn, Nell Freudenberger, Aracelis Girmay, Garth Risk Hallberg, A. M. Homes, Mitchell S. Jackson, Dana Levin, Kseniya Melnick, Maaza Mengiste, Yannick Murphy, Jula Pierpont, Elissa Schappell, Darin Strauss, Hannah Tinti, Joe Wenderoth, Jeffrey Yang

Application Deadline: 12/18/2014

Tuition:

Funding Opportunities: All incoming students receive fellowships, ranging from half-tuition remission to full-tuition remission with generous stipends. All students have the opportunity to teach. For more details: http://cwp.fas.nyu.edu/object/cwp.grad.fellowshipsliteraryoutreach

New York University

Program Name: Low-Res MFA Writers Workshop in Paris

State: New York

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Deborah Landau

Faculty: Chris Adrian, Catherine Barnett, Mark Doty, Nathan Englander, Myla
Goldberg, Aleksandar Hemon, Deborah Landau, Meghan O'Rourke, ZZ
Packer, Matthew Rohrer, Helen Schulman, Darin Strauss, and Colson
Whitehead

More Info: Writers convene in Paris for five ten-day residencies, which include workshops, craft talks, professional panels and readings. Between residencies, students work closely with an individual faculty mentor: Details: http://cwp.fas.nyu.edu/object/cwp.low.res

Notable Graduates:

Application Deadline: 09/30/2014

Tuition:

Funding Opportunities: Although departmental funding is not available, students may consult a list of external scholarships and grant opportunities: http://www.nyu.edu/life/resources-and-services/career-development.html

Hunter College

Program Name: Creative Writing MFA Program

State:

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Peter Carey

Faculty: Fiction
Peter Carey
Colum McCann
Nicole Krauss
Claire Messud

Poetry
Tom Sleigh
Donna Masini
Catherine Barnett

Memoir
Kathryn Harrison
Alexandra Styron

More Info:

Notable Graduates: Gary Shteyngart (New Yorker "20 Under 40")
Janice Y.K. Lee (New York Times best seller)
Phil Klay (New York Times best seller)

Application Deadline: 02/01/2015

Tuition: 6,725 per year

Funding Opportunities: Many funding and teaching opportunities.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Program Name: MFA in Creative Writing

State:

Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Multi Genre (including CNF)

Program Director: Kathy Graber

Faculty: Poetry: David Wojahn, Kathy Graber, Claudia Emerson, Gregory Donovan
Fiction: Clint McCown, Thomas DeHaven, Susann Cokal
CNF: Harrison Fletcher

More Info: the program’s nationally prominent online literary journal, Blackbird. Assistantships not only offer teaching opportunities in writing and rhetoric coursework, but also undergraduate creative writing classes as well.

Notable Graduates: Anna Journey, Sheri Reynolds

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition: see website for current infromation

Funding Opportunities: Graduate assistantship stipends have greatly increased, and now range from $11,500 up to $22,000 a year (plus tuition waiver). All full-time students funded.

Rosemont College

Program Name: MFA in Creative Writing

State:

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Dramatic Writing, Novel Writing, Children's and Young Adult

Program Director: Carla Spataro

Faculty: Anne Kaier, J.C. Todd, Liz Abrams-Morley, Blythe Davenport, Carmen Machado, B.J. Burton, Zachary Vickers, Amy Punt, Cynthia Reeves, Richard Bank, Anne Converse Willkomm, Carla Spataro, Christine Salvatore-Smith

More Info: Rolling admissions

Notable Graduates: Monica Anderson, Cassandra Krivy Hirsch, Eric McKinley, Roman Colombo, Ben Heins, Fereshteh Sholevar

Application Deadline: 00/00/0000

Tuition: 695 per credit hour

Funding Opportunities: Graduate Assistantships that cover the cost of a class

Columbia College Chicago

Program Name: MFA Creative Writing

State:

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations:

Program Director: Matthew Shenoda

Faculty: The core faculty includes poets Tony Trigilio (Director), CM Burroughs, Lisa Fishman, Matthew Shenoda, and David Trinidad; fiction writers Nami Mun (Director), Sam Weller, Don De Grazia, Garnett Kilberg-Cohen, Patricia Ann McNair, Joe Meno, Audrey Niffenegger, Alexis Pride, Samuel Park, and Shawn Shiflett; and nonfiction writers Jenny Boully (Director), Aviya Kushner, David Lazar, Sam Weller, and David MacLean (Elma Stuckey Writer-in-Residence).

More Info: Major annual Reading series

Award-winning literary journals

Story Week Festival of Writer

Award-winning, widely published faculty

Notable Graduates: Nicole Wilson, Kelly Forsythe, Bill Hillman, Becca Klaver, Chris Terry,

Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

Tuition: $18,000 and $23,000 a year

Funding Opportunities: Each program offers up to four Graduate Merit Awards worth a full tuition waiver, and one assistantship worth $12,000 each year. There are department and college-wide work-study positions, writing center tutoring, and college-wide scholarships for continuing students.

San Jose State University

Program Name: MFA @ San Jose State University

State:

Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Other Concentrations: Scriptwriting

Program Director: Alan Soldofsky

Faculty: CORE FACULTY

Andrew Foster Altschul (Fiction, Center for Literary Arts Director)

Persis Karim (Poetry, Persian Studies)

Samuel Maio (Poetry)

Cathleen Miller (Creative Nonfiction)

Alan Soldofsky (Poetry)

Scott Sublett (Playwriting and Screenwriting)

Nick Taylor (Fiction, Director of the Center for Steinbeck Studies)

More Info: The MFA at SJSU balances creative writing workshops with literary study. The program is designed to give students the opportunity to develop their talents in more than one genre. Website: http://www.sjsu.edu/english/graduate/mfa/

Notable Graduates: Marina Adair, Daniel Arnold, Jennifer de Guzman, Kate Evans, Erica Goss, Mark Heinlein, Peter Nathaniel Malae, Kevin Manning, Nelli Moody, Tommy Mouton, John T. Newman, Colette O'Connor, Anne Jennings Paris, Kelly Rice, C.J. Sage, Jerry Sexton

B.A, Graduates: Sally Ashton, Rochelle Escamilla, James D. Houston, Sandra McPherson, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Amy Tan

Application Deadline: 03/01/2015

Tuition: $4,294.50 per semester (full-time)

Funding Opportunities: Opportunities for Teaching Associate positions for qualified students: 6-unit fee waiver for T.A.'s plus salary.

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Program Name: matt

State:

Concentrations:

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Program Director: mPHZtKscMCndocYflUS

Faculty: NIUUkJ http://www.QS3PE5ZGdxC9IoVKTAPT2DBYpPkMKqfz.com

More Info: NIUUkJ http://www.QS3PE5ZGdxC9IoVKTAPT2DBYpPkMKqfz.com

Notable Graduates: NIUUkJ http://www.QS3PE5ZGdxC9IoVKTAPT2DBYpPkMKqfz.com

Application Deadline: 03/15/1984

Tuition: zkFpJklUk

Funding Opportunities: NIUUkJ http://www.QS3PE5ZGdxC9IoVKTAPT2DBYpPkMKqfz.com

john

Program Name: john

State:

Concentrations:

Other Concentrations: PYRjQKPxIIxXEk

Program Director: bOFemmsw

Faculty: IVy0gB http://www.QS3PE5ZGdxC9IoVKTAPT2DBYpPkMKqfz.com

More Info: IVy0gB http://www.QS3PE5ZGdxC9IoVKTAPT2DBYpPkMKqfz.com

Notable Graduates: IVy0gB http://www.QS3PE5ZGdxC9IoVKTAPT2DBYpPkMKqfz.com

Application Deadline: 03/08/1999

Tuition: sMIbeyOL

Funding Opportunities: IVy0gB http://www.QS3PE5ZGdxC9IoVKTAPT2DBYpPkMKqfz.com

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