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This directory of university creative writing programs includes MFA creative writing programs, and MA and PhD creative writing  programs. It is still being updated, and we'd appreciate hearing from you if you know of programs not yet listed. Whenever possible, links lead directly to the home page for the creative writing program.

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Alabama


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  • Auburn University
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    • Degree MA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Alabama

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    The Creative Writing Graduate track offers an in-depth education in the writing and revising of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
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    • Degree MA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • State Alabama

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    Our graduate students take a series of workshop classes to develop their skills as poets or writers of fiction or creative nonfiction. In creative writing workshops, the content of the course is literally generated by the students themselves.

  • University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Alabama

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The program leading to the master of fine arts (MFA) degree in creative writing is a studio/academic course of study, designed to accommodate imaginative and intellectual diversity. All of our students are fully funded.

  • University of South Alabama
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Alabama

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    The Master of Arts degree program in English is designed to meet the needs both of students pursuing a M.A. to further their career and creative goals and of students pursuing an M.A. as they work toward the Ph.D. and a career in university teaching.

Alaska


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  • University of Alaska Anchorage
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type low-residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Alaska

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA (low-res)
    The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is a low-residency program in creative writing that emphasizes a literary approach to exploring and redefining relationships between people and place.

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting
    • State Alaska

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The Master of Fine Arts program is a rigorous three-year residency combining in-depth study of literature with an intensive focus on fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and dramatic writing.

Arizona


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  • Arizona State University
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Arizona

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    At the core of the Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing at ASU are small classes, intimate workshops and three semesters of practicum—one-on-one mentoring tailored to address your writing needs.

  • Northern Arizona University
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Arizona

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Students participate in writing workshops in fiction and poetry, undertake coursework in literary periods and types, and study critical theory.

  • University of Arizona
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Arizona

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    With workshops and craft seminars in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, we offer intensive instruction in literary craft and the study of literature from a writer’s perspective.

  • Wilkes University - Mesa
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    • Degree MFA, MA
    • Type low-residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, Playwriting
    • State Arizona

    Creative Writing Program :: MA, MFA (low-res)
    The Master of Arts in Creative Writing is a 30-credit, low-residency program that prepares students to be professional creative writers by examining: the personal life and habits of a writer; the craft, technique, and more.

Arkansas


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  • University of Arkansas
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Arkansas

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    One of the nation’s oldest MFA Programs, and one of the “Top Five Most Innovative” (The Atlantic Monthly), we offer degree tracks in Fiction, Poetry and Literary Translation.

  • University of Central Arkansas
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Arkansas

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The Arkansas Writers MFA is a writing-intensive studio program in Creative Writing that will uniquely prepare graduates for careers in writing pedagogy and publishing. Assistantships with the Oxford American and Toad Suck Review, Porter Prize Literary Fellowship.

California


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  • CalArts
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    An innovative and interdisciplinary creative writing program, designed for writers who seek to experiment with form and content in the remarkable laboratory for art making that is CalArts.

  • California College of the Arts
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    In our distinctly flexible yet rigorous curriculum, you’ll engage in workshops that offer supportive yet instrumental critiques of your work in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and cross genre writing.

  • California Institute of Integral Studies
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The MFA program at CIIS offers an engaged, interdisciplinary curriculum in the heart of San Francisco. At CIIS, writers, visual artists, performance-makers and community-based artists work closely with a dedicated faculty of prominent artists and writers.

  • California State University, Fresno
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing offers advanced degree training to talented students who wish to gain expertise in the writing of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction.

  • California State University, Long Beach
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    We offer full-time programs in fiction and poetry. While we currently do not offer teaching assistantships, a wide range of teaching opportunities are available to our graduate students.

  • California State University, Los Angeles
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    • Degree MA
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    The Master of Arts degree in English provides opportunities for advanced study in literature, criticism, language, creative writing, and composition and rhetoric.

  • California State University, Northridge
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    • Degree MA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    The Department of English offers a wide variety of courses and program in the fields of literature, language, composition and rhetoric, and creative writing.

  • California State University, Sacramento
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency, online
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    Students in this concentration develop an ability to understand and express ideas through or in dialogue with literary forms; to write with a tone of authority; and to critique their own or each other’s works using the fundamental terminology of the craft.

  • California State University, San Bernardino
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency, online
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
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    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Cradled between Los Angeles and the snow-capped San Bernardino mountains, Cal State San Bernardino welcomes writers with fresh voices, expansive visions and evident commitment into a diverse and thriving arts community.

  • Chapman University
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    • Degree MFA, MA
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MA, MFA
    The dual degree combines the M.F.A. in Creative Writing and the M.A. in English. The dual degree combines the practice and study of creative writing with literary scholarship.

  • Loyola Marymount University
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    • Degree MA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MA

    The Creative Writing Emphasis offers a range of coursework in several genres and modes of writing: fiction, poetry, novella, prose poetry, memoir, constraint based writing, playwriting, and more.
  • Otis College of Art and Design
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Founded in 2000, the Graduate Writing Program at Otis offers a Master of Fine Arts degree with concentrations in prose, poetry, and literary translation.

  • Pepperdine University
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Screenwriting
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Pepperdine’s two-year MFA in Writing for Screen and Television trains students for a vocation as screenwriters and prepares them to become cultural leaders in the entertainment industry.

  • Saint Mary's College of California
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Founded in 1995, the MFA Program in Creative Writing is a two-year course of study leading to the M.F.A. degree in creative nonfiction, fiction, or poetry.

  • San Diego State University
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Inspired by our place in the world, the program provides a rich and diverse experience that goes beyond the classroom and beyond borders.

  • San Francisco State University
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    • Degree MFA, MA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program ::  MA, MFA
    The Creative Writing Program at SFSU offers three degree programs: BA in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing, MA in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing; and MFA in Creative Writing.

  • San Jose State University
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, Playwriting
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The MFA program at SJSU is a dual-genre program that provides concentrations in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and playwriting/screenwriting.

  • University of California Davis
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    • Degree MA
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    One of the main benefits of our M.A. program is that our creative writers take literature courses right along with Ph.D. candidates; this means there are close relationships among students across disciplines.

  • University of California Irvine
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The aim of the MFA Programs in Writing at the University of California, Irvine is the training of accomplished writers who intend to make writing their life.

  • University of California Riverside
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The UCR MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts (CWPA) is one of the most diverse and vibrant multi-genre MFA writing programs in the country.

  • University of California San Diego
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Poetry
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Our cross-genre curriculum allows students to explore poetry and prose and encourages the exploration of writing that falls between or beyond genre categories.

  • University of San Francisco
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Located in the center of San Francisco, USF’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program offers graduate students an intimate, personalized learning experience while taking advantage of San Francisco’s vibrant, eclectic literary scene.

  • University of Southern California
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    • Degree PhD
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State California

    Creative Writing Program ::  PhD
    The USC Ph.D. in Creative Writing & Literature program is one of the few dual Ph.D. programs in the country that weaves the disciplines of literature and creative work into a single educational experience.

Colorado


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  • Colorado State University
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Colorado

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The nationally ranked program offers a balance of intimate and intensive writing workshops with courses in literature, form and technique, and related electives.

  • State College of Western Colorado
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type low-residency
    • Genre Poetry, Screenwriting
    • State Colorado

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA (low-res)
    Taught by esteemed faculty members with years of experience as successful, currently publishing writers, the program aspires to help each student develop their art and become not only great writers, but great writers who get published.

  • University of Colorado Boulder
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
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    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The program has grown and evolved over more than three decades, transitioning for example, from a two-year MA to a three-year MFA. Throughout these changes, we remain writers committed to our craft and our teaching.

  • University of Colorado Boulder
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    • Degree PhD
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    Art, Writing and Performance :: PhD
    The Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance (IAWP) unit is an interdisciplinary digital arts and humanities research unit with a practice-based PhD.

  • University of Denver
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    • Degree PhD
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
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    Creative Writing Program :: PhD
    DU’s program in creative writing is one of the only writing programs in the country that focuses exclusively on doctoral study. All of the University of Denver’s graduate students in Creative Writing are PhD students.

Connecticut


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  • Albertus Magnus College
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type low-residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Connecticut

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA (low-res)
    At Albertus Magnus College, you can earn your MFA in writing in just two years—without sacrificing family time or making demands on the job that pays your bills.

  • Fairfield University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type low-residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting
    • State Connecticut

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA (low-res)
    With our post-graduate teacher-training program, students have been offered teaching positions on the college level, and our new concentration in publishing and editing has helped students get internships at magazines and publishing houses. With our flexible, twice-yearly residencies on Enders Island in Mystic, CT, you don't have to interrupt your life, your career, or your family by attending weekly classes.

  • Southern Connecticut State University
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Connecticut

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Southern Connecticut State University is a full-residency, terminal-degree program, preparing students for careers as publishing writers, teachers, editors, and professionals in the publishing world.

  • Western Connecticut State University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type low-residency
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    Creative Writing Program :: MFA (low-res)
    We are proud to announce the establishment of the first MFA program in writing that offers the aspiring writer training in both creative and practical writing: food for the soul and food for the table.

Washington DC


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  • American University
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State District of Columbia

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Founded in 1980, the American University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, offered through the Department of Literature, is a 48-semester-hour program that may be completed in two years.

Florida


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  • Florida Atlantic University
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Florida

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Students in the MFA program specialize in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, pursuing half of their coursework in creative writing workshops and half in literature and theory seminars; they are also encouraged to take courses in translation and book arts.

  • Florida International University
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting
    • State Florida

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The program has the simple operating philosophy of helping put talented writers across all genres in contact with their intended audiences.

  • Florida State University
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    • Degree MFA, PhD
    • Type residency
    • Genre Screenwriting
    • State Florida

    Creative Writing :: MFA, PhD
    The program is now affiliated with FSU’s top-ranked schools of Film and Theatre. Our faculty includes professors who are not only dedicated to the craft of writing but who are also widely known as teachers of the craft.

  • Nova Southeastern University
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    • Degree MA
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    • State Florida

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    Students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Writing program at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences build backgrounds in both professional and creative writing.

  • University of Central Florida
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • State Florida

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The M.F.A. program welcomes writers of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction who wish to prepare for careers in writing, editing, and/or teaching.

  • University of Florida
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
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    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Our aim is to cultivate good writers. When we are successful, you leave here capable of writing a better poem or story or novel than you might have written had you not come here.

  • University of Miami
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
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    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The primary aim of the program is to nurture the individual’s writing talent; the secondary aim is to prepare students for careers in writing and teaching.

  • University of South Florida
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
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    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    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.

Georgia


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  • Georgia College & State University
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting
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    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The three-year Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program offers workshops with award-winning faculty writers in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and memoir, and scriptwriting.

  • Georgia State University
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    • Degree MFA, MA, PhD
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Georgia

    Creative Writing :: MA, MFA, PhD
    George State University students enjoy the benefits of living and writing in Atlanta, an international city with a vibrant literary culture, and great art, music, and food.

  • Kennesaw State University
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    • Degree MA
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    • State Georgia

    Professional Writing Program :: MA
    The Master of Arts in Professional Writing program (MAPW) is a professional graduate degree program that prepares candidates for a wide variety of writing-related positions in business, education, publishing, and the arts.

  • Savannah College of Art and Design
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Nonfiction
    • State Florida

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    SCAD writing is rooted in nonfiction and encourages students to pursue their passions while mastering a diverse set of skills that enable them to write for any medium and professional environment.

  • University of Georgia
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    • Degree MFA, PhD
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
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    Creative Writing :: MFA, PhD
    We offer both the MFA and the PhD, each of which involves participation in a mix of writing workshops and graduate literature courses, culminating in the submission of a creative thesis or dissertation of publishable quality.

Hawaii


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  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
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    • Degree MA, PhD
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    • State Hawaii

    Creative Writing Program :: MA, PhD
    This program of study is designed to give students the opportunity to specialize in one of four areas of concentration while requiring that they do approximately half of their course work in other subject areas.

Idaho


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  • Boise State University
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Idaho

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The MFA Program in Creative Writing offers degree tracks in fiction and poetry, emphasizing the art and craft of literary writing and concentrating on the student’s written work.

Illinois


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  • Chicago State University
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
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    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Students participate in writing workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry. Additionally, students undertake coursework in African American literature and non-African American literature.

  • Illinois State University
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    • Degree MA, PhD
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    Creative Writing Program :: MA, PhD
    The Creative Writing Program at Illinois State University has a distinguished and national reputation for encouraging alternative and hybrid forms of writing while emphasizing the study of theory and creative writing pedagogy.

  • Northwestern University School of Communication
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Screenwriting, Playwriting
    • State Illinois

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Our two-year MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage is founded upon these five principles : Art. Craft. Business. Vision. Community.

  • Roosevelt University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting
    • State Illinois

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Join a program uniquely focused on the novel with specializations in narrative and the lyric essay. We’re a community of writers committed to our craft.

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
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    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is a studioacademic program designed to assist talented students in developing their skills as poets or fiction writers.

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Illinois

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    The specialization in creative writing is designed for the student interested in pursuing the art of writing fiction or poetry.

  • University of Chicago
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Illinois

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    The MAPH Creative Writing option is intended for students who plan to do a creative writing thesis project in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

  • University of Illinois at Chicago
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    • Degree MA, PhD
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    Program for Writers :: MA, PhD
    The MA degree is an ideal choice for those students who wish to continue their studies for professional development or for further academic work at the PhD level.

Indiana


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  • Ball State University
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    • Degree MA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Indiana

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    The English master’s degree in creative writing is a flexible, innovative, two-year program that encourages cross-genre study through graduate workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, and graduate literature seminars.

  • Indiana State University
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Indiana

    Specialization in Writing :: MA
    For the culminating experience, creative writing students produce a thesis-length project—for instance, a novel or a collection of stories or poems.

  • Indiana University Bloomington
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Indiana

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The Creative Writing Program at Indiana University in Bloomington offers a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree in fiction and poetry.

  • Indiana University South Bend
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency
    • State Indiana

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    IU South Bend’s Master of Arts in English equips students with skills that are highly valued by employers and provide strong intellectual enrichment, including writing and analytical skills.

  • Purdue University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Indiana

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Established in 1987, the English Department’s graduate program in creative writing gives poets and fiction writers the opportunity to develop their work in a supportive atmosphere which values originality and a vital literary tradition.

  • University of Notre Dame
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Indiana

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The Program is a course of study with the flexibility for students to initiate a variety of literary lives through exposure to a range of aesthetics, a global literary orientation, course work in historical and contemporary literary forms, and interaction with visiting authors.

Iowa


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  • Iowa State University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting
    • State Iowa

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    This program emphasizes study in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama that encourages writers to identify and explore in their stories and lyric impressions the complex influences of place, the natural world, and the environmental imagination.

  • The University of Iowa
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Iowa

    Writers Workshop :: MFA
    The Iowa Writers’ Workshop is a two-year residency program which culminates in the submission of a creative thesis (a novel, a collection of stories, or a book of poetry) and the awarding of a Master of Fine Arts degree.

  • The University of Iowa
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • State Iowa

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    For the past forty years, the Nonfiction Writing Program has encouraged students to explore new approaches to creative nonfiction while also developing an appreciation for the deep history of the genre.

  • University of Northern Iowa
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency
    • State Iowa

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    We pride ourselves on paying close attention to student writing, language use, and cultural analysis to help students prepare to work in a range of professions and countries.

Kansas


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  • Kansas State University
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Kansas

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    The Master’s in Creative Writing and Literature prepares students to be poets, novelists, essayists, short story writers, reviewers, editors, and teachers.

  • Pittsburg State University
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency
    • State Kansas

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    In addition to the traditional Literature Emphasis, we offer a Creative Writing Emphasis, a Technical / Professional Writing emphasis, and an emphasis in Composition and Rhetoric.

  • University of Kansas
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    • Degree MFA, PhD
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting
    • State Kansas

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA, PhD
    The Graduate Program in Creative Writing offers a three-year MFA and five-year PhD in Creative Writing. Funding is available for the majority of graduate students via teaching and research assistantships.

  • Wichita State University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Kansas

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The Master of Fine Arts program at Wichita State University, now approaching its 40th anniversary, is a three-year, studio-academic program in fiction or poetry writing with students in full residence.

Kentucky


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  • Bluegrass Writers Studio
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type low-residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Kentucky

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA (low-res)
    The mission of the Bluegrass Writers Studio is simple: to help our participants fulfill the dream of becoming better writers—with more focus, speed, and support than self-study can typically provide.

  • Morehead State University
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    • Degree MA
    • Type online
    • State Kentucky

    Creative Writing Program :: MA (online)
    The Masters of Arts in English offers students a comprehensive overview of advanced literary study as well as courses in creative and technical writing and linguistics.

  • University of Louisville
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency
    • State Kentucky

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    The Creative Writing Program at U of L offers a variety of creative writing courses covering the major genres of poetry, fiction, drama and creative nonfiction at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Louisiana


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  • Louisiana State University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, Playwriting
    • State Louisiana

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    A three year program, we offer full funding and genre flexibility to all accepted students. Our faculty includes nationally recognized screenwriters and filmmakers as well as poets, fiction and nonfiction writers invested in our students’ success.

  • McNeese State University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Louisiana

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Founded in 1981, the M.F.A. program in creative writing at McNeese State University is a three year, sixty hour curriculum culminating in the creative thesis, a book length manuscript with significant artistic merit.

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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    • Degree MA, PhD
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting
    • State Louisiana

    Creative Writing Program :: MA, PhD
    Home to students and faculty working in fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and drama, the Creative Writing Program is a vibrant playground of writers dedicated to exploring the craft and joys of writing.

  • University of New Orleans
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, Playwriting
    • State Louisiana

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Writing workshops and literature classes are combined in a curriculum designed to enhance both writing and critical reading skills in the genres of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting.

  • University of New Orleans
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type low-residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, Playwriting
    • State Louisiana

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA (low-res)
    Our innovative curriculum includes online classes in the Fall and Spring semesters and month-long summer residencies in Europe.

Maine


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  • University of Maine at Orono
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Maine

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    The concentration in Creative Writing allows the student to focus on the writing of fiction, poetry and/or creative non-fiction and to prepare a creative thesis, in addition to receiving graduate-level training in literature and literary criticism

  • University of Southern Maine
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type low-residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Maine

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA (low-res)
    The University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing combines the energy of a forward-thinking low-residency program with the solid educational excellence of the very best creative writing programs in the nation. Stonecoast is one of the nation’s leading low-residency M.F.A. programs, ranked in the top ten low-residency programs by Poets and Writers since 2010, and is known for providing a superb, open-minded, and progressive education in the art of writing.

Maryland


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  • Goucher College
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type low-residency
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • State Maryland

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA (low-res)
    With its unique focus on a single genre and its strong professional emphasis on publishing, Goucher’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction has gained a reputation as the best in its field.

  • Johns Hopkins University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Maryland

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Students admitted to the M.F.A. program enroll in two years of course work, and produce a substantial manuscript either in the form of a novel, novel excerpt, or collection of fiction; or a collection of poetry.

  • University of Baltimore
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • State Maryland

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    In addition to an array of writing classes and workshops, we offer courses in book arts, small press publishing, and creativity.

  • University of Maryland - College Park
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Maryland

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The MFA in Creative Writing provides a professional course of study for graduate students seeking to perfect their ability to compose poems, stories, and novels.

Massachusetts


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  • Boston University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Massachusetts

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The Creative Writing MFA is an eight-course, thirty-two credit program. After coursework is completed, each student must present a creative thesis of either ninety pages in fiction or thirty-five pages in poetry.

  • Emerson College
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Massachusetts

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Our MFA program focuses on the actual practice of writing as well as its literary underpinnings. You are exposed to writing as an art form and as a professional pursuit.

  • Emerson College
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency
    • State Massachusetts

    Publishing & Writing Program :: MA
    The MA in Publishing and Writing program provides an overview of the publishing industry from writing and editing through design, production, promotion, and distribution.

  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Massachusetts

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The MFA Program for Poets and Writers is a selective three-year program and is dedicated to the creation of new and important writing. For almost half a century, it has been a place for writers to concentrate on their work and to write their books.

  • University of Massachusetts - Boston
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Massachusetts

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    Every student receives financial support for three years of community, focus, and opportunity. Teach undergrads, come to SUBMITATHON!, edit magazines, visit prisons. Our professors don’t want you to sound like them; they want you to write your best work.

  • University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency, online
    • State Massachusetts

    Professional Writing Program :: MA
    Graduate students in the Professional Writing Program join a writing community where they engage in extensive writing and editing practice and receive a solid background in rhetoric and communications.

Michigan


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  • Central Michigan University
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Michigan

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    We offer undergraduate and graduate creative writing courses, including an M.A. in English with Creative Writing Concentration.

  • Eastern Michigan University
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Michigan

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    The curriculum emphasizes both creative process and critical reading practices, preparing writers to participate in contemporary writing culture and for a range of language and media-centered careers.

  • University of Michigan
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Michigan

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The Helen Zell Writers’ Program is a two-year graduate program in creative writing leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree. Students concentrate in either fiction or poetry.

  • Wayne State University
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting
    • State Michigan

    Creative Writing Program :: MA

    We offer classes at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, writing for the theater, interdisciplinary genres, and poetics..
  • Western Michigan University
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    • Degree MFA, PhD
    • Type residency
    • State Michigan

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA, PhD

    We offer Master’s and Doctoral degrees in three different areas of emphasis: Creative Writing, English Education, and Literature and Language

Minnesota


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  • Minnesota State University Mankato
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Minnesota

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA

    The M.F.A. program in creative writing meets the needs of students who want to strike a balance between the development of individual creative talent and the close study of literature and language.
  • University of Minnesota
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Minnesota

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    This three-year program offers tracks in fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction with advanced graduate-level coursework in writing, literature, and related fields. All admitted students receive full funding for the duration of the program.

Mississippi


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  • Mississippi State University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Mississippi

    Creative Writing Program :: MA

    Mississippi State’s Master’s Degree in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis is a 24 credit hour course of study with an additional 6 hour thesis requirement.
  • University of Mississippi
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting
    • State Mississippi

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA

    We specialize in what we do best, fiction and poetry, and supplement our specialities with creative nonfiction, screen writing, and eco-writing. Ours is a fully funded, three year degree.
  • University of Southern Mississippi
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    • Degree MA, PhD
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Mississippi

    Creative Writing Program :: MA, PhD

    Between 35 and 40 students work toward M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English with emphases in fiction or poetry, and each student completes a creative thesis or dissertation to fulfill requirements for the degree.

Missouri


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  • Lindenwood University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type online
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting
    • State Missouri

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA (online or in-class)

    This program focuses on the practice and study of creative writing. Our coursework, which includes craft classes, literature classes, and writing workshops in a wide range of genres, may be taken in the classroom, online, or a combination of both.
  • Missouri State University
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency
    • State Missouri

    Creative Writing Program :: MA

    You like to write, read and analyze, or perhaps you’d like to teach literature and language. An English degree from Missouri State will prepare you to do all this, and more.
  • University of Missouri
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    • Degree MA, PhD
    • Type residency
    • State Missouri

    Creative Writing Program :: MA, PhD

    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.
  • University of Missouri - St. Louis
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Missouri

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA

    The methods of instruction are simple but effective: writing workshops in fiction and poetry; seminar classes on writing craft; assistant editorial work on our nationally distributed literary magazine, Natural Bridge.
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, Playwriting
    • State Missouri

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA

    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.

Montana


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  • University of Montana
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Montana

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA

    The University of Montana is one of our nation’s oldest and most prestigious writing programs, known for its individual mentorship, student publications and award-winning faculty.

Nebraska


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  • Creighton University
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    • Degree MFA, MA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Screenwriting
    • State Nebraska

    Creative Writing Program :: MA, MFA
    The Creighton University Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is a two-year residential program whose focus is on the book. Students work toward creating book-length manuscripts and prepare them for publication through a series of workshops, craft classes, and literature seminars.

  • University of Nebraska, Kearney
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, Playwriting
    • State Nebraska

    Creative Writing Program :: MA

    The Master of Arts in English program presents a variety of courses in World, British, and United States literatures, creative writing, and pedagogy.
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
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    • Degree MA, PhD
    • Type residency
    • State Nebraska

    Creative Writing Program :: MA, PhD

    The Graduate Program in English at the University of Nebraska offers an MA and a PhD in Creative Writing, one of the few such advanced degree programs in the country to offer a creative dissertation option.

Nevada


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  • Sierra Nevada College
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type low-residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Nevada

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA (low-res)

    The low-residency MFA in creative writing program at Sierra Nevada College is a challenging and inspiring two year commitment to each student’s own artistic development.
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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    • Degree MFA, PhD
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Nevada

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA, PhD

    The Creative Writing Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers a dynamic and stimulating writing environment, shaped by the confluence of the desert’s natural beauty with the electrical brilliance of Las Vegas’ neon lights.
  • University of Nevada, Reno
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Nevada

    Creative Writing Program :: MA

    MA Writing students may opt for intensive study in composition research and teaching or in creative writing, with cognate work in linguistics, literature, or literacy studies

New Hampshire


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  • New England College
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type low-residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State New Hampshire

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA (low-res)

    Our low-residency Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program offers students a rigorous, individualized graduate education in Poetry and Fiction, with additional concentrated study options available in Translation, New Media, and Performance.
  • Southern New Hampshire University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type low-residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • State New Hampshire

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA (low-res)

    Write the book you’ve always dreamed of writing as you earn your MFA Creative Writing degree in Fiction or Nonfiction at Southern New Hampshire University.

New Jersey


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  • Drew University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type low-residency
    • Genre Poetry
    • State New Jersey

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA (low-res)

    Students hone and develop their talent, as well as gain knowledge of the craft and poetics of contemporary American writers, and writers from other eras and cultures.
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type low-residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young Adult
    • State New Jersey

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA (low-res)

    FDU’s low-residency model is ideal for students who want a more flexible academic schedule. The MFA degree is offered in five disciplines: Poetry, Fiction, Writing for Young Adults, Creative Nonfiction, and Literary Translation.
  • Rowan University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • State New Jersey
    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    In addition to taking four core classes required of all MA students, graduate students develop their individual interests in one of the following tracks: Composition studies, Creative Writing/Journalism, or New Media.
  • Rutgers University - Camden
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State New Jersey

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA

    Our unique multi-genre approach prepares our students not only to write poetry and prose but to teach at the college level.
  • William Paterson University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State New Jersey

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA

    The master of fine arts (M.F.A.) program in creative and professional writing at William Paterson University provides a supportive academic environment focused on the production of high-caliber writing.

New Mexico


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  • Institute of American Indian Arts
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type low-residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting
    • State New Mexico

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA (low-res)
    IAIA’s mission “to empower creativity and leadership in Native arts and cultures through higher education, lifelong learning, and outreach” means that the program and the literature we read carry a distinct Native American and First Nations emphasis. Over 75% of our faculty mentors are established Native American or First Nations authors. Our program is open to everyone, but the focus will remain aligned with our unique mission.

  • New Mexico State University
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    • Degree MFA, MA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State New Mexico

    Creative Writing Program :: MA, MFA

    Students electing this emphasis choose a major genre: poetry or fiction. Students must complete fifty-four hours of graduate-level course work, submit a creative writing thesis, give a public reading from the thesis, and pass an oral examination.
  • University of New Mexico
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State New Mexico

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA

    This three-year degree combines studio-based workshops in fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction with craft seminars and coursework in literature, teaching pedagogy, and professional writing

New York


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  • Adelphi University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting
    • State New York

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    An intimate program, Adelphi’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing offers students the opportunity to specialize in four major genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and dramatic writing.

  • Binghamton University SUNY
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children's
    • State New York

    Creative Writing Program :: MA, PhD
    The areas of study include poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir and children’s literature. The program relies on writing workshops and the study of literature to encourage the development of the students as writers.

  • Brooklyn College
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Playwriting
    • State New York

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    This small, highly personal two-year program in creative writing confers Masters of Fine Arts degrees in fiction, poetry, and playwriting.

  • City College of New York - CUNY
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, Playwriting
    • State New York

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    For more than three decades City College has offered serious writing students a chance to meet one another and to work under the guidance of a legendary faculty.

  • The College of Saint Rose
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State New York

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA

    This new full-residency, 48-credit program provides serious writers with the opportunity to work within their chosen genres—fiction, creative nonfiction or poetry—in workshops with an accomplished full-time faculty
  • Cornell University
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    • Degree MFA, PhD
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State New York

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA, PhD
    The program offers two degree options: the M.F.A. degree, with concentrations in either poetry or fiction, and the Joint M.F.A./Ph.D. Degree, where candidates earn an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (focused on either poetry or fiction) and continue on for a PhD in English Language and Literature.

  • Hunter College - CUNY
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State New York

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA

    The Creative Writing MFA is a full-time, two-year program in which students work closely with the distinguished writers who comprise the faculty.
  • Long Island University-Brooklyn
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting
    • State New York

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA

    This program offers a solid foundation and practice through courses in literature, writing workshops and writing process and technique courses designed for the aspiring writer.
  • Manhattanville College
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young Adult
    • State New York

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA

    With our unique, non-tracking curriculum, students have the opportunity to work in a variety of genres, to experiment with cross-genre writing, or to focus on a single genre with gifted teachers and mentors who are also award-winning authors.
  • Pratt Institute
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    • Degree MFA
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    • State New York

    Graduate Writing Program :: MFA

    The Pratt M.F.A. in Writing is a new and unique two-year program specifically designed to support and encourage intellectually rigorous and inspired writing practices that are philosophically, culturally and politically informed.
  • Queens College - CUNY
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Playwriting
    • State New York

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA

    We are proud to be the latest MFA program in the City University of New York system and the only one in the borough of Queens. We offer degrees in poetry, prose, playwriting and literary translation.
  • State University of New York at Albany
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    • Degree MA, PhD
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting
    • State New York

    Creative Writing Program :: MA, PhD

    The area provides coursework in creative writing, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction prose, drama, and hypertext, as well as in various kinds of persuasive and argumentative writing.
  • State University of New York at Brockport
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    • Degree MA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State New York

    Creative Writing Program :: MA

    Students who come to Brockport for graduate studies in English work closely with a faculty of active writers—including scholars, critics, and writers of memoir, fiction, and poetry.
  • Syracuse University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State New York

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA

    The three year MFA program in Creative Writing gives promising fiction writers and poets an opportunity to practice their art with dedicated fellow writers.
  • University of Buffalo
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    • Degree MA
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State New York

    Innovative Writing Program :: MA

    Our MA Certificate invites you to view writing as an investigative, exploratory process in its own right.

North Carolina


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  • East Carolina University
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    • Degree MA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, Playwriting
    • State North Carolina

    Creative Writing Program :: MA

    The Master’s Degree in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing is an advanced degree with a specialty in the writing of original poetry, fiction, scripts and plays, or creative nonfiction.
  • North Carolina State University
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State North Carolina

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA

    NCSU has a first-rate faculty who believe that the workshops, though important, are not everything. The one-on-one in the office, the wrangling with manuscripts until they’re finished, the individual attention—that’s what makes this program different.
  • Queens University of Charlotte
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type low-residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, Playwriting
    • State North Carolina

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA (low-res)

    The MFA program offers courses of study in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen, with residencies in Charlotte, NC; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Santiago, Chile.
  • Warren Wilson College
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    • Degree MFA
    • Type low-residency
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State North Carolina

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA (low-res)

    The program is structured to meet students’ needs, to help them recognize specific strengths and address specific weaknesses in their work, and to encourage them to see themselves as active participants in the creation and study of literature.

North Dakota


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  • University of North Dakota
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    • Degree MA, PhD
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    Creative Writing Program :: MA, PhD

    The academic atmosphere is intimate, class size for graduate courses is small, and students are encouraged to work closely with members of the graduate faculty.

Ohio


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  • Antioch University Midwest
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    • Degree MA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • State Ohio

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    Creative writing students focus on fiction or creative nonfiction, but often work with other genres and forms within the individualized study phase. As the final phase of graduate work, each creative writing student completes a thesis.

  • Bowling Green State University
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Ohio

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA
    The MFA in Creative Writing gives a comprehensive and rigorous education in the professional writing, editing, and marketing of poetry and fiction. Artistic development, craft knowledge, and professional presentation are guiding principles. We offer support for all students.

  • Miami University
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    • Degree MFA, MA
    • Type residency, low-residency
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Ohio

    Creative Writing Program :: MA
    Creative Writing Program :: MFA

    We have no more than 20 graduate students here at any one time, divided among our well-established poetry and fiction concentrations and a new track in creative nonfiction.
  • Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts (NEOMFA)
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting
    • State Ohio

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA

    The NEOMFA is the only creative writing program that provides writers with the platform to hone creative skills, explore the finer details of the craft, and expand the scope of their creative energies across four universities in one single writing program.
  • The Ohio State University
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    • Degree MFA
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Ohio

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA

    The MFA at OSU is a fully funded three-year program, unparalleled in its commitment to the success of its students. The enthusiastic mutual support of current students and alumni is legion.
  • Ohio University
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    • Degree MA, PhD
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Ohio

    Creative Writing Program :: MA, PhD

    One of the first universities in the country to offer a Ph.D. in Creative Writing, Ohio University continues as home to a thriving, widely respected graduate program with concentrations in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
  • University of Cincinnati
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    • Degree MA, PhD
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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • State Ohio

    Creative Writing Program :: MA, PhD

    For graduate students, we offer an MA and a PhD. Students at all levels focus on either fiction or poetry and will soon have a third option in creative nonfiction.

Oklahoma


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  • Oklahoma State University
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    • Degree MFA, PhD
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    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • State Oklahoma

    Creative Writing Program :: MFA, PhD

    The BA, MFA, and PhD programs in creative writing focus on the vital relationship between fictional and poetic coursework in both writing and literary study.
  • University of Central Oklahoma
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    • Degree MA
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    • State Oklahoma

    Creative Writing Program :: MA

    Students seeking the MA in English with a creative writing major pursue a program of study that includes both writing workshops and historically focused literature seminars.
  • University of Oklahoma
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    • Degree MA, PhD
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    • State Oklahoma

    Creative Writing Program :: MA, PhD

    As the MA and PhD in English is a research degree as well as teaching apprenticeship, all students are expected to choose fields of specialization in which to focus their coursework and writing.

Oregon


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