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: 10/22/2019
Format: 10/22/2019
Temple University in Philadelphia

Temple University in Philadelphia

MFA
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Our MFA students work closely with faculty in fiction and poetry over the course of two years, participating in small workshops and one-on-one tutorials, as well as special topics, literature, and craft classes. Students can also take electives in theater, film, and other graduate programs throughout the university.
Narrative Author Faculty: Don Lee
Texas State University

Texas State University

MA, MFA, BA
SAN MARCOS, TX
The MFA at Texas State will give you three years to experiment and grow as a writer. Your work will be carefully read and commented on by your peers, by a distinguished and widely published faculty, by a visiting Endowed Chair, and by a notable published author who will comment on your thesis manuscript.
Narrative Author Graduates: Twister Marquiss, E. D. Watson
Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University

PHD, MA, BA
LUBBOCK, TX
Our MA and PhD programs in English with emphasis in creative writing offer students with exceptional ability and potential the chance to concentrate on their art and the rigorous academic study of literature.
Narrative Author Faculty: Katie Cortese
Narrative Author Graduates: Chen Chen
The George Washington University

The George Washington University

BA
WASHINGTON, DC
The English department’s Creative Writing program offers an array of courses, from an introduction to creative writing to courses on poetry and novels. In these courses, you’ll work with Creative Writing’s team of nationally and internationally recognized writers.
Narrative Author Faculty: Jennifer Chang
The New School

The New School

MFA, BA
NEW YORK, NY
MFA Creative Writing students develop their craft in workshops and literature seminars led by an internationally recognized faculty with close ties to New York publishing and the city's literary scene. Courses and events are held in the evening, enabling students to work during the day while in the program.
The Women’s Institute of Houston

The Women’s Institute of Houston

NONE
HOUSTON, TX
This program consists of the Cultural Studies Program and Sunday Lectures, a group of courses given by local university professors that are tailored to fit into the hectic schedules of modern life; and the Lecture Luncheon Series, which brings authorities who discuss an aspect of their field of expertise in a single presentation.
Narrative Author Faculty: Christopher Woods
Towson University

Towson University

MS, BA
TOWSON, MD
The department’s graduate program in professional writing, unique in Maryland and paralleled by only six other programs nationwide, graduates expert writers who meet the needs of government, social, and commercial organizations that rely on expert and efficient writing.
Narrative Author Faculty: Leslie Harrison
Trinity College, Cambridge

Trinity College, Cambridge

BA
CAMBRIDGE, UK
Undergraduate students of English at Cambridge are taught by members of one of the largest English faculties worldwide. We have an internationally distinguished reputation for our teaching, and for the quality of our students. The course we offer is at the core of this achievement.
Narrative Author Faculty: Angela Leighton
Trinity University

Trinity University

BA
SAN ANTONIO, TX
Trinity University’s English program seeks to refine students’ abilities in prose argument, critical and interpretive thinking, and oral communication. Diverse course offerings include topics in British and American literatures, theory, postcolonial literatures, gender studies, Jewish literature, African-American literature, creative writing, and rhetoric, providing students with a well-rounded experience.
Narrative Author Faculty: Jenny Browne, Andrew Porter
Tufts University

Tufts University

BA
MEDFORD, MA
The department of English offers courses in British, American, and world literatures in English, film, literary theory, and creative writing. These offerings are unified by the study of textual production and the styles and practices of writing in English.
Narrative Author Faculty: Andre Dubus III, X. J. Kennedy