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: 09/15/2019
Format: 09/15/2019
Indiana University

Indiana University

MFA, MA, BA
BLOOMINGTON, IN
Our award-winning faculty works hands-on with candidates throughout a three-year program focused on the learning, application, and integration of craft concepts and the generation and workshopping of original student poetry and fiction. Your thesis is a book-length manuscript in the genre of your choice.
Institute of American Indian Arts

Institute of American Indian Arts

MFA
SANTA FE, NM
The Institute of American Indian Arts’s Low Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing is modeled on the most successful low-residency programs in the country, with one important difference: the program and the literature we read carry a distinct Native American and First Nations emphasis.
Narrative Author Faculty: Jon Davis
Narrative Author Graduates: Paige Buffington
Iowa State University

Iowa State University

MFA
AMES, IA
Iowa State University’s three-year MFA program in Creative Writing and Environment emphasizes study in creative writing—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.
Narrative Author Faculty: Debra Marquart
Narrative Author Graduates: Debra Marquart, Gina Ochsner