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Degree: The Writing Seminars have a BA and MFA in creative writing.

Program type: Residential (currently online)

Application deadlines: Apply online for either the MFA in Fiction or the MFA in Poetry by december 15.


Founded in 1947, the Writing Seminars is the second-oldest creative program in the United States and has always been ranked highly in the field. The department is celebrated for the quality of its faculty and its small classes. No course is lecture-sized; all are seminars.

Student aid offered: The JHU Writing Seminars provide full tution, health insurance, and a generous teaching fellowship (currently $30,500). That felllowship funds some students to be assistant editors of The Hokpins Review.

Core faculty: James Arthur, Danielle Evans, Brad Leithauser, Dora Malech, Jean McGarry, Andrew Motion, Katharine Noel, Eric Puchner, Shannon Robinson, Mary Jo Salter, Greg Willamson, and David Yezzi.

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