MFA Creative Writing Rankings

Poets and Writers releases the ranking of Top 50 MFA Programs in the nation. The magazine ranks the top 50 MFA programs according to total funding, annual funding, selectivity, and the postgraduate placement of alumni in highly regarded, short-term fellowships. Following are some of the best performers in the 2010 MFA Rankings:

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- The Master of Fine Arts Program for Poets and Writers is among the best graduate creative writing programs in the nation, according to Poets & Writers Magazine.
- UMass Amherst is rated 4th in poetry and 5th in fiction and tie with the University of Texas at Austin for No. 4 on the list of top 50 programs.

Vanderbilt University in Nashville
- Vanderbilt launched its Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program in 2006.
- The MFA Creative Writing program was named a Top 20, ranked 18th in the November/December issue of the magazine.
- The M.F.A. at Vanderbilt is a two-year program involving four semesters of graduate work in writing workshops and seminars.

Brooklyn College, CUNY
- The M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program was ranked 15th.
- It was also named one of the five 'up-and-coming' M.F.A. programs in the country in the summer 2007 issue of The Atlantic.
- The Brooklyn College Creative Writing M.F.A. is a two-year program that offers degrees in fiction, poetry, and playwriting.

University of Houston in Texas
- 26th in the nation (receiving 55 out of 508 votes), placing 11th place in Poetry, 34th in fiction, and 18th in non-fiction, according to the Poet s& Writers Magazine “2010 MFA Rankings: The Top Fifty”.
- The Creative Writing Program is ranked 2nd in the nation in 1997 US News & World Report first official ranking of graduate programs in creative writing based solely on national reputation.
- In 2007, the Atlantic Monthly magazine placed UH’s PhD Creative Writing program in the top five in the nation.

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
- Named one of the top 25 MFA programs in creative writing by Poets & Writers Magazine, ranked 24th, ahead of Arizona State University, Sarah Lawrence College, University of Houston, University of Arizona, Boston University, among others. UNC Wilmington ranked 41st in overall funding and 42nd in annual funding.
- It was also named one of the "Five Top Innovative/Unique Programs in Creative Writing" in The Atlantic magazine's 2007 Fiction Issue.

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