Writing Programs

Whether you’re looking for a creative writing program that leads to an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree at a US or international school, and whether you want a residency or low-residency program, here you’ll find easily searchable listings of our selection of the most worthwhile programs. The listings include links to author bios and works by each program’s graduates and by current and former faculty members who are published in Narrative.


Format: 09/20/2019
Format: 09/20/2019
George Mason University

George Mason University

MFA, BA
FAIRFAX, VA
During their time in the MFA program, students will take at least three workshops. Each concentration offers both a regular workshop and an advanced workshop. The regular workshop is geared toward students who are generating material and experimenting with different forms and projects, while the advanced workshop focuses on revision and mastery.
Narrative Author Faculty: Joe David Bellamy (d. 2014) , Frank Conroy (d. 2005) , Eric Pankey
Narrative Author Graduates: Allyson Armistead, Kirsten Clodfelter, Rebecca Wee
George Washington University

George Washington University

BA
WASHINGTON, DC
We offer an array of courses in Creative Writing, beginning with the Introduction to Creative Writing. In addition to providing a sound basis for further work in Creative Writing, it satisfies Columbian College’s G-PAC requirement in the Creative and Performing Arts.
Narrative Author Faculty: Judith Harris
Georgia State University

Georgia State University

MFA, PHD, BA
ATLANTA, GA
Our Creative Writing Program offers diverse and challenging educational experiences in the literary arts. Our award-winning faculty of poets and fiction writers mentor undergraduate and graduate students who come to GSU to study the craft and art of writing, and to prepare for careers in writing, publishing, and academia.
Narrative Author Faculty: David Bottoms
Goddard College

Goddard College

MFA, BA
PLAINFIELD, VT
Learn the craft of creative writing one-on-one with advisors—all of whom are working writers—who specialize in the genre you’re passionate about. Convene twice yearly for intensive residencies in either rural Vermont or on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.
Narrative Author Faculty: Kim Addonizio, M. A. Vizsolyi
Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University

BA
SPOKANE, WA
The Writing Concentration is a curriculum within the English major offering a concentration on writing and literary studies that encourages students to explore their own creative writing in the context of the study of literary tradition. Writing Concentration students earn a BA in English with an emphasis in writing.
Narrative Author Faculty: Tod Marshall
Grub Street

Grub Street

NONE
BOSTON, MA
We address the entire writing journey from idea to craft to publication and audience development. Each year, we engage over 2,500 students in five hundred workshops and seminars on short fiction, the novel, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, young adult fiction, publishing, the writer’s life, and digital opportunities.
Narrative Author Faculty: Adam Stumacher