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: 11/15/2019
Format: 11/15/2019
Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific Lutheran University

MFA
TACOMA, WA
Our MFA is an innovative three-year, four-residency program in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Mentorships with our faculty last for a full year, ensuring a high-quality experience at a more leisurely pace—ideal for busy professionals and those who wish to take time to develop their work’s fullest potential.
Narrative Author Faculty: Kent Meyers, Ann Pancake
Pacific University Oregon

Pacific University Oregon

MFA
SEASIDE, OREGON
In a rigorous course of study and with an emphasis on the creative process, award-winning writers work closely with students to support and inspire emerging craft and voice. Students create a quality portfolio of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, reflecting their unique styles and forms of expression.
Narrative Author Faculty: Rick Bass, Marvin Bell, Pete Fromm
Penn State

Penn State

MFA, BA
STATE COLLEGE, PA
At Penn State, we offer an integrated undergraduate/graduate degree in English with a creative writing concentration in poetry and in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction). This is a full-residency program that can be completed in two years—the student’s senior year and the additional MA year.
Narrative Author Graduates: Alita Putnam
Plymouth University (MA in Creative Writing)

Plymouth University (MA in Creative Writing)

MA
PLYMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM
You’ll refine your craft with guidance from the award-winning writers who teach on this workshop-based MA, as well as from visiting writers. Make the most of an opportunity to produce a substantial written project in a nurturing, creative environment.
Narrative Author Faculty: Anthony Caleshu
Portland State University

Portland State University

MFA, MA, BA
PORTLAND, OR
The MFA degree offers an intensive program of writing in core workshops and seminars taught by established writers. Core workshops are restricted to students in the strand, where they engage in close readings and critiques of their peer’s work. Seminars are generally open to all MFA students.
Narrative Author Faculty: Charles D’Ambrosio, Primus St. John
Princeton University

Princeton University

BA
PRINCETON, NJ
Small workshop courses, averaging eight to ten students, provide intensive feedback and instruction for both beginners and advanced writers, and each year twenty-five to thirty seniors work individually with a member of the faculty on a creative thesis: a novel, a screenplay, or a collection of short stories, poems, or translations.