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.

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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 

Bath Spa University
Faculty: Lucy English, Richard Kerridge, Colin Edwards, Tessa Hadley, Tracy Brain, Jonathan Neale, Mimi Thebo, Steve Voake, Gerard Woodward, Tim Liardet, Julia Green, Steve May, Paul Evans, Gavin Cologne-Brookes, Carrie Etter, Andrew Miller, Celia Brayfield, Paul Meyer, Ursula Sarma

ZZUnited Kingdom

 
Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Writing for Children, Literary Translation, Professional Writing (technical writing, PR, etc.), Criticism & Theory, Popular/Genre Fiction    MA, PHD, BA, MINOR, BS 

Baylor University
Faculty: Greg Garrett, Arna Hemenway, Elizabeth Dell

TX, US

 
Fiction, Poetry, Professional Writing (technical writing, PR, etc.), Criticism & Theory, Writing for Children, Screenwriting    MA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

Binghamton University
Faculty: Thomas Glave, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Jaimee Wriston Colbert, Lisa Li Shen Yun, Leslie Heywood, Liz Rosenberg , Alexi Zentner, Joe E. Weil

NY, US

 
Fiction, Criticism & Theory, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Writing for Children    MA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Faculty: Kate North, Carmen Casaliggi, Elizabeth English, Dan Anthony, Lucy Windridge, Christina Thatcher

ZZUnited Kingdom

 
Fiction, Professional Writing (technical writing, PR, etc.), Criticism & Theory, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Popular/Genre Fiction, Writing for Children, Screenwriting, Playwriting    PHD, MA, BA 

Cardiff University
Faculty: Neil Badmington, Claire Connolly, Martin Coyle, Paul Crosthwaite, Rob Gossedge, Katie Gramich, Martin Kayman, Tim Killick, Stephen Knight, Anthony Mandall, Laurent Milesi, Radhika Mohanram, Irene Morrra, Jane Moore, Becky Munford, Carl Phelpstead, Helen Phillips, Carl Plasa, Vike Plock, Heather Worthington

United Kingdom

 
Fiction, Poetry, Playwriting, Creative Nonfiction    MA, PHD 

Claremont Graduate University
Faculty: Lori Anne Ferrell, Wendy Martin, David Luis-Brown, Eric Bulson, Amy Shimshon-Santo

CA, US

 
Criticism & Theory    MA, PHD 

Duquesne University

PA, US

 
    MA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

Florida State University
Faculty: Skip Horack, Erin Belieu, Ralph Berry, Robert Olen Butler, Barbara Hamby, James Kimbrell, David Kirby, Diane Roberts, Bob Shacochis, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Virgil Suarez, Mark Windegardner, Ravi Howard

FL, US

 
Fiction, Poetry, Playwriting, Creative Nonfiction    MA, PHD, BA 

Georgia State University
Faculty: David Bottoms, Beth Gylys, Sheri Joseph, John Holman, Josh Russell, Leon Stokesbury

GA, US

 
Fiction, Poetry    MFA, PHD, BA 

Harvard University
Faculty: Kyoko Mori, Lan Samantha Chang, Katherine Vaz, Jamaica Kincaid, Peter Richards, Jorie Graham, Peter Sacks, Brighde Mullins

MA, US

 
    BA, MINOR, PHD 

Illinois State University
Faculty: Ricardo Cruz, Gabriel Gudding, Kass Fleisher, Duriel Harris

IL, US

 
Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Professional Writing (technical writing, PR, etc.)    MA, PHD 

Lancaster University
Faculty: Diran Adebayo, Jo Baker, Sarah Corbett, Jane Draycott, Helen Farish, George Green, Sara Maitland, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Conor O'Callaghan, Tom Pow, Michelene Wandor

United Kingdom

 
    MA, PHD, BA 

Michigan State University
Faculty: Divya Victor, Gordon Henry, William Penn, Robin Silbergleid, William Vincent, Jeff Wray, Swarnavel Eswaran Pillai, Juliet Guzzetta, Tamar Boyadjian

MI, US

 
Fiction, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry    BA, MINOR, PHD 

Morgan State University

MD, US

 
    PHD, MA, BA 

Northeastern University

MA, US

 
Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Playwriting    MA, BA, MINOR, PHD 

Nottingham Trent University
Faculty: Sarah Jackson, David Belbin, Graham Joyce, Georgina Lock, Mahendra Solanki, Gregory Woods

ZZUnited Kingdom

 
Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Screenwriting, Writing for Children, Criticism & Theory, Popular/Genre Fiction    MA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

Ohio University, Main Campus
Faculty: Joan Connor, Mark Halliday, Bianca Lynne Spriggs, Dinty W Moore, J. Allyn Rosser, Eric Lemay, Patrick O'Keeffe

OH, US

 
Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction    MA, PHD, BA 

Oklahoma State University
Faculty: Lisa Lewis, Toni Graham, Aimee Parkison, Sarah Beth Childers, Janine Joseph, Dinah Cox

OK, US

 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry    MFA, PHD, BA 

Rice University

TX, US

 
    PHD, BA, MINOR 

SUNY, Albany
Faculty: Branka Arsic, Judith Barlow, Bret Benjamin, Jeffrey Berman, Don Byrd, Sarah Cohen, Thomas Cohen, Geoff Dyer, Donald Faulkner, Mike Hill, Judith Johnson, Pierre Joris, Stephen North, Edward Schwarzschild, Lynne Tillman, Carolyn Yalkut, Lydia Davis, William Kennedy

NY, US

 
Fiction, Playwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry    MA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

Texas Tech University
Faculty: Jacqueline Kolosov, Jill Patterson, John Poch, William Wenthe, Curtis Bauer, Katie Cortese, D. Gilson

TX, US

 
Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction    MA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

The University of Manchester
Faculty: Ian McGuire, John McAuliffe, Kaye Mitchell, Martin Amis, M. J. Highland, Vona Groarke, Geoff Ryman

United Kingdom

 
Fiction, Poetry, Criticism & Theory    MA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

University of Calgary
Faculty: Christian Bok, Aritha van Herk , Suzette Mayr, Clem Martini

AB, Canada

 
Fiction, Poetry, Playwriting    MA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

University of Cincinnati
Faculty: Chris Bachelder, James Cummins, John Drury, Michael Griffith, Kristen Iversen, Rebecca Lindenberg, James Schiff, Leah Stewart

OH, US

 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Professional Writing (technical writing, PR, etc.)    MA, PHD, BA 

University of Denver
Faculty: Brian Kiteley, Bin Ramke, Bill Zaranka, Eleni Sikelianos, Laird Hunt, Selah Saterstrom

CO, US

 
Fiction, Poetry    MA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

University of East Anglia
Faculty: Tiffany Atkinson, Trezza Azzopardi, Amit Chaudhuri, Andrew Cowan , Giles Foden , Andrea Holland, Rachel Hore, Kathryn Hughes, Jacob Huntley, Philip Langeskov, Michael Lengsfield, Jean McNeil, Kate Moorhead-Kuhn, Antoinette Moses, Denise Riley, Sophie Robinson, Helen Smith, Rebecca Stott, Henry Sutton, Ian Thomson, Steve Waters, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Naomi Wood, Raffaella Barker, Sian Evans, Tessa McWatt, Tom Benn, Molly Naylor, Ben Musgrave

ZZUnited Kingdom

 
Fiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Popular/Genre Fiction, Literary Translation, Criticism & Theory    MFA, MA, PHD, BA 

University of Georgia
Faculty: Reginald McKnight, Ed Pavlic, Andrew Zawacki, LeAnne Howe, Magdalena Zurawski, Aruni Kashyap

GA, US

 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry    PHD 

University of Hawaii, Manoa
Faculty: Frank Stewart, Susan Shultz, Steven Goldsberry , Rodney Morales , Gary Pak, Caroline Sinavaiana, S. Shankar, Shawna Yang Ryan, Kate Buetner, Craig Santos Perez

HI, US

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

University of Houston
Faculty: Robert Boswell, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Nick Flynn, Antonya Nelson, Alexander Parsons, Martha Serpas, Kevin Prufer

TX, US

 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry    MFA, PHD 

University of Illinois, Chicago
Faculty: Cris Mazza, Christopher Grimes, Christina Pugh, Luis Urrea, Daniel Borzutzky

IL, US

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

University of Kansas
Faculty: Ken Irby, Darren Canady, Tom Lorenz, Laura Moriarty, Joseph Harrington, Megan Kaminski, Kij Johnson

KS, US

 
Fiction, Playwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry    MFA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

University of Leeds
Faculty: Simon Armitage, Kimberly Campanello, John Whale, Jay Prosser, Vahni Capildeo, Lucie Brownlee, Karl O'Hanlon, Rachel Bower, Ian Fairley

ZZUnited Kingdom

 
Fiction, Literary Translation, Criticism & Theory, Writing for Children, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Popular/Genre Fiction    PHD, BA, MA 

University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Faculty: Skip Fox, Jerry McGuire, John McNally, Dayana Stetco, Sadie Hoagland, Charles Richard

LA, US

 
Fiction, Literary Translation, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Professional Writing (technical writing, PR, etc.)    MA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

University of Missouri, Columbia
Faculty: Scott Cairns, Aliki Barnstone, Speer Morgan, Trudy Lewis, Marly Swick, Cornelius Eady, Richard B Schwartz, Anand Prahlad

MO, US

 
Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction    MA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Faculty: Kwame Dawes, Joy Castro, Grace Bauer, Ted Kooser, Gerald Shapiro, Judith Slater, Jonis Agee, Timothy Schaffert

NE, US

 
Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction    MA, PHD 

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Faculty: Maile Chapman, Claudia Keelan, Donald Revell, Douglas Unger, David Morris , José Orduña

NV, US

 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry    MFA, PHD, MINOR 

University of North Dakota
Faculty: Eric Wolfe

ND, US

 
Fiction, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction    MA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

University of North Texas
Faculty: Bruce Bond, Corey Marks, John Tait, Miroslav Penkov, Jehanne Dubrow, Jill Talbot, Bonnie Friedman

TX, US

 
Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction    MA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

University of Oklahoma
Faculty: Agymah Kamau, Honoree Jeffers

OK, US

 
    MA, PHD, BA 

University of South Dakota
Faculty: Lee Ann Roripaugh

SD, US

 
Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction    PHD, MA 

University of Southern Mississippi
Faculty: Angela Ball, J.A. Bernstein, Olivia Clare, Adam Clay, Monika Gehlawat

MS, US

 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry    MA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

University of Stirling, Scotland
Faculty: Kathleen Jamie, Paula Morris

United Kingdom

 
Fiction, Poetry, Writing for Children    MA, PHD 

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Faculty: Marilyn Kallet, Arthur Smith, Allen Wier, Michael Knight, Margaret Lazarus Dean

TN, US

 
Fiction, Poetry    PHD, BA, MINOR, MFA 

University of Utah
Faculty: Francois Camoin, Jacqueline Osherow, Katharine Coles, Paisley Rekdal, Lance Olsen, Karen Brennan, Melanie Rae Thon

UT, US

 
Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction    MFA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

University of Victoria
Faculty: Joan MacLeod, Maureen Bradley, Lorna Crozier, Bill Gaston, Lorna Jackson, David Leach, Tim Lilburn, Lynne Van Luven

BC, Canada

 
Fiction, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry    MA, MINOR, PHD, BA 

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Faculty: Kimberly Blaeser, Liam Callanan, Brenda Cardenas, George Clark, Rebecca Dunham, Maurice Kilwein Guevara, Valerie Laken

WI, US

 
Fiction, Professional Writing (technical writing, PR, etc.), Criticism & Theory, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry    MA, PHD, BA 

Western Michigan University
Faculty: Nancy Eimers, Steve Feffer, Richard Katrovas, William Olsen, Thisbe Nissen

MI, US

 
Fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction    MFA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

Yale University
Faculty: Paula Vogel, Ken Prestininzi, Lynn Nottage, John Guare

CT, US

 
Playwriting    MA, PHD, BA, MINOR 

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