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
Vassar College

Vassar College

BA
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
Students interested in pursuing either the major or one of the department’s seven correlate sequences have the opportunity to explore the entire universe through the wide lens of literary study.
Narrative Author Faculty: Liza Donnelly
Vermont College of Fine Arts

Vermont College of Fine Arts

MFA
MONTPELIER, VT
The Master of Fine Arts in Writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts allows students to earn a sixty-four-credit MFA degree over a two-year period through a combination of ten-day, on-campus residencies, followed by six-month semesters of self-created study, supported and guided by a dedicated faculty mentor.
Narrative Author Faculty: Matthew Dickman, Abby Frucht, Robin Hemley
Vermont College of Norwich University

Vermont College of Norwich University

MFA
MONTPELIER, VT
The Master of Fine Arts in Writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts allows students to earn a sixty-four-credit MFA degree over a two-year period through a combination of ten-day, on-campus residencies, followed by six-month semesters of self-created study, supported and guided by a dedicated faculty mentor.
Narrative Author Graduates: Katharine Whitcomb
Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters

Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters

MA
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
In the Master of Arts programme you complete a book-length manuscript or a full-length script that is assessed by two examiners and your supervisor. Workshops and close supervision provide an intimate, practical, and supportive environment in which you will become a better reader and a better writer.

Narrative Author Faculty: Andrew Nance
Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University

MFA, BA
RICHMOND, VA
VCU’s selective and academically rigorous forty-eight-credit, three-year program has provided talented writers with the opportunity to work closely with both outstanding faculty and gifted peers to strengthen their craft, develop their literary aesthetics, and to participate actively in the life of the literary community at large.
Narrative Author Graduates: Brian Castleberry, Anna Journey, Emilia Phillips
Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

MFA, BA
BLACKSBURG, VA
Our three-year curriculum offers tracks in poetry and fiction. We encourage cross-genre experimentation through workshops in new media creative writing, playwriting, and creative nonfiction.
Narrative Author Faculty: Bob Hicok
Virginia Wesleyan College

Virginia Wesleyan College

MFA
BUCKHANNON, WV
West Virginia Wesleyan’s low-residency Master of Fine Arts program offers writers the opportunity to study fiction, nonfiction, or poetry with accomplished and dedicated mentors in an intimate, student-centered environment.
Narrative Author Faculty: Joe David Bellamy (d. 2014)