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: 09/19/2019
Format: 09/19/2019
Manhattanville College

Manhattanville College

MFA, MA, BA
PURCHASE, NY
Manhattanville’s thirty-six-credit Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program is open to graduates of accredited colleges and universities who demonstrate a strong potential in writing and critical thinking. The program can be completed in two years, though students may work at their own pace, beginning in either the fall or spring semester.
Narrative Author Faculty: Camille Rankine
Narrative Author Graduates: Kristina Bicher
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BA
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The curriculum in creative writing is designed to develop expertise in writing and reading a genre of the student’s choice (e.g., fiction, poetry, or nonfiction prose forms), familiarity with related genres, and a three-subject focused exposure to an allied discipline, usually in the humanities, arts, or social sciences.
Narrative Author Faculty: Junot Díaz, Adam Stumacher
McNeese State University

McNeese State University

MFA
LAKE CHARLES, LA
The MFA 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.
Narrative Author Faculty: Josh Rathkamp
Narrative Author Graduates: Michael Shewmaker
Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College

CERTIFICATE
MESA, AZ
The Academic Certificate (AC) in Creative Writing program is designed to provide students and professional writers with access to a community of writers and creative writing activities, instruction and guidance from established authors, and ongoing support in improving their writing skills and marketing their work.
Narrative Author Faculty: Josh Rathkamp
Mills College

Mills College

MFA, BA
OAKLAND, CA
At Mills you can shape your Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in creative writing in a variety of ways to create a one-of-a-kind educational experience that fits your artistic career and your educational goals.
Narrative Author Graduates: Lisa K. Buchanan, Mũthoni Kiarie, Rusty Morrison