MFA Programs Database

School City/State Genre Residencysort icon Program Size Deadline
School California State University, Fresno
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Corrine Clegg Hales, Tim Skeen
Fiction writers: Alex Espinoza, Randa Jarrar

City/State Fresno, CA Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Residencysort icon Full Program Size 60 Deadline 3/15/15
School California State University, Long Beach
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Bill Mohr, Patty Seyburn, Charles Harper Webb
Fiction writers: Stephen Cooper, ...

City/State Long Beach, CA Genre Poetry, Fiction Residencysort icon Full Program Size 24 Deadline 1/15/15
School Chapman University
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Anna Leahy, Martin Nakell
Fiction writers: Mark Axelrod, Richard Bausch, Jim ...

City/State Orange, CA Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Residencysort icon Full Program Size 36 Deadline 2/1/15
School Mills College
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poet: Stephen Ratcliffe
Fiction writers: Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Cornelia Nixon, ...

City/State Oakland, CA Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Residencysort icon Full Program Size 75 Deadline 12/15/14
School Otis College of Art and Design
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Guy Bennett, Jen Hofer, Dennis Phillips, Paul Vangelisti
Fiction writers: Sarah ...

City/State Los Angeles, CA Genre Poetry, Fiction Residencysort icon Full Program Size 24 Deadline 11/1/14
School Saint Mary’s College of California
MFA Program
Core Faculty Includes:

Poets: Brenda Hillman and Matthew Zapruder. Fiction writer: Lysley Tenorio. Nonfiction ...

City/State Moraga, CA Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Residencysort icon Full Program Size 45 Deadline 1/31/15

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