Guide to Writing Programs

AWP's Guide to Writing Programs is a free, searchable database of graduate and undergraduate writing programs in the US and abroad. Each member program listing contains information about faculty, admissions, requirements of study, and tuition and financial aid.

Nonmember programs can enhance their listings by joining AWP today.

For additional resources to help you in your search for writing programs, please read our program advice articles in The Writer's Notebook blog.

Use the search and browse features below to explore undergraduate and graduate writing programs.

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2. Program Type In contrast to more traditional residency programs, where students attend classes on campus, low-residency programs involve distance education and brief on-campus or specific-site residencies. Depending on the program, residencies may last one weekend or several weeks per year.

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Writing Program Name Location     Genres   Degrees

Aberystwyth University
Faculty: Matthew Francis, Tiffany Atkinson, Katherine Stansfield, Rosie Dub, Jacqueline Yallop, David Towsey, Richard Marggraf Turley

United Kingdom

 
Fiction, Criticism & Theory, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Popular/Genre Fiction    MA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

Abilene Christian University
Faculty: Albert Haley, Chris Willerton, Stephen Weathers

TX, US

 
Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Playwriting    MA 

Adams State University

CO, US

 
Fiction, Criticism & Theory, Playwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry    BA 

Adelphi University
Faculty: Judith Baumel, Martha Cooley, Anton Dudley, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Igor Webb, Katherine Hill

NY, US

 
Fiction, Literary Translation, Criticism & Theory, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, Playwriting    MFA, BA 

Agnes Scott College

GA, US

 
    BA 

Alaska Pacific University

AK, US

 
    MA, MINOR 

Albertus Magnus College
Faculty: Paul Robichaud, Sarah Wallman, Robert Hubbard, Charles Rafferty, Eric Shoeck

CT, US

 
Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction    MFA, BA, MINOR 

Albion College

MI, US

 
    BA, MINOR 

Alfred University

NY, US

 
    MINOR 

Alice James Books

ME, US

 
     

Allegheny College
Faculty: Christopher Bakken, Matthew Ferrence

PA, US

 
    BA 

American International College

MA, US

 
     

American University
Faculty: Kyle Dargan, Stephanie Grant, David Keplinger, Rachel Louise Snyder, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Rachel Louise Snyder, Melissa Scholes-Young, Patricia Park

DC, US

 
Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction    MFA 

Amherst College

MA, US

 
    MINOR 

Anderson University

SC, US

 
    MINOR 

Anderson University, Indiana

IN, US

 
    BA, MINOR 

Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Faculty: Kathryn Kysar, Scott Wrobel, Paige Riehl, William Breen, Melody Heide, Rachel MacDonald

MN, US

 
Fiction, Professional Writing (technical writing, PR, etc.), Writing for Children, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry    AFA 

Antioch University Los Angeles
Faculty: Tananarive Due, Gayle Brandeis, Christine Hale, Jim Daniels, Carol Potter, Dan Bellm, Sharman Apt Russell, Alistair McCartney, Bernadette Murphy, Jim Krusoe, Terry Wolverton, Brad Kessler, Francesca Lia Block, Victoria Chang, Tammy Lechner, Kerry Madden-Lunsford, Kate Maruyama, Victoria Patterson, Gary Phillips, Chris Feliciano Arnold, Jaswinder Bolina, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Naima Coster, Natashia Deon, Curt Duffy, Blas Falconer, Vandana Khanna, Sarah Van Arsdale, Sarah Manguso, Rodolfo Montalvo, Khadijah Queen, Lilliam Rivera, Maggie Smith

CA, US

 
Fiction, Literary Translation, Writing for Children, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry    MFA, BA, MINOR 

Antioch University Midwest

OH, US

 
    BA 

Antioch University Santa Barbara
Faculty: David Starkey, Tananarive Due, Jenny Factor, Steve Heller, Kate Maruyama

CA, US

 
Screenwriting, Playwriting    MFA 

Appalachian State University

NC, US

 
    BA, MINOR 

Arapahoe Community College

CO, US

 
     

Arcadia University
Faculty: Richard Wertime, Joshua Isard, Stephanie Feldman, James Warner, Genevieve Betts, Paul Elwork, Eric Smith

PA, US

 
Fiction, Poetry, Professional Writing (technical writing, PR, etc.), Criticism & Theory, Writing for Children, Playwriting, Creative Nonfiction    MFA, MA, BA, MINOR 

Arizona State University
Faculty: Sally Ball, Tara Ison, Norman Dubie, T.M. McNally, Alberto Alvaro Rios, Matt Bell, Natalie Diaz, Jennifer Irish

AZ, US

 
Fiction, Poetry    MFA, BA, MINOR 

Arkansas Tech University

AR, US

 
Fiction, Screenwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Popular/Genre Fiction    BFA, MA, BA 

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