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
Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University

MA, BA
WINSTON-SALEM, NC
The department of English at Wake Forest offers a master’s program in preparation for doctoral study, for teaching at the advanced secondary level, and for developing advanced writing skills.
Narrative Author Faculty: Robert Hedin
Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson College

MFA, BA
SWANNANOA, NC
Every six months, students from across the globe gather here on campus to form a cohesive, noncompetitive community that offers camaraderie, direction, and inspiration. The four-semester course of study toward the Master of Fine Arts degree is carried out by alternating on-campus residency sessions with semesters of independent study under close faculty supervision.
Washington and Jefferson College

Washington and Jefferson College

BA
WASHINGTON, PA
Courses include literary history and analysis, professional writing, and creative writing. Students also can pursue a minor or concentration in Professional Writing, and independent study opportunities are available.
Narrative Author Faculty: George David Clark
Washington State University

Washington State University

MA
PULLMAN, WA
The graduate program in English at Washington State University supports students working toward advanced degrees at both the MA and PhD levels. Students may elect to concentrate either in Literary Studies or Rhetoric and Composition. The English department also offers graduate certificates in TESOL, Digital Humanities and Culture, and participates in WSU’s interdisciplinary American Studies Program.
Narrative Author Faculty: Buddy Levy
Wesleyan

Wesleyan

BA
MIDDLETOWN, CT
This concentration allows students to pursue creative writing at a high level in the context of advanced literary study. The concentration fosters the study of the history and practice of individual genres and of new hybrid forms.
Western Washington University

Western Washington University

MFA, MA
BELLINGHAM, WA
We help you gain fluency in single genre, multigenre, cross-genre, or hybrid writing, as well as an understanding of the way diverse genres can inform one another. Our creative writing courses are coupled with in-depth literary study and analysis, making you a versatile scholar, writer, and teacher.
Narrative Author Faculty: Robin Hemley
Wichita State University

Wichita State University

MFA, BA
WICHITA, KS
We offer the Master of Fine Arts program at Wichita State University studio-academic program in fiction or poetry writing with students in full residence. All of our MFA students receive financial support from the university through graduate teaching assistantships and fellowships, which cover their tuition and provide a stipend.
Narrative Author Faculty: Sam Taylor
Narrative Author Graduates: Holly Wilson
William & Mary

William & Mary

BA
WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Our Creative Writing Program operates on the belief that students learn creative writing well by doing it themselves. Writing seminars are small (limited to fifteen students) and hands-on, immersing students in contemporary and traditional creative writing methods, both American and others from around the world.
Narrative Author Faculty: Brian Castleberry
Williams

Williams

BA
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA
Department courses cover a variety of national, regional, and diasporic literary traditions; acquaint students with a range of genres and cultural practices, including poetry, prose, drama, film, and mixed or emerging media; and employ a range of critical and methodological approaches.

Narrative Author Faculty: Cassandra Cleghorn