low-residency program (or limited residency program) is a form of education, normally at the university level, which involves some amount of distance education and brief on-campus or specific-site residencies—residencies may be one weekend or several weeks. These programs are most frequently offered by colleges and universities that also teach standard full-time courses on campus. There are numerous Master's degree programs in a wide range of content areas; one of the most popular limited residency degree programs is the Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. The first such program was developed by Evalyn Bates and launched in 1963 at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. [1 ]
There are many low-residency MFA programs in creative writing and master of arts programs in a wide range of content areas, and a few schools that offer limited residency undergraduate options (Goddard College, Prescott College, Lesley University, New Hampshire Institute of Art, and Union Institute.)
List of Colleges With Low-Residency Programs [edit ] United States [edit ] Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in creative writing Antioch University Ph.D. in Leadership and Change  Arcadia University, MFA in creative writing Ashland University MFA Poetry MFA Creative Non-Fiction MFA Interdisciplinary Augsburg College, MFA in creative writing  Bastyr University MS in Midwifery  Bennington College MFA in Writing MA in Teaching a Second Language (MATSL) Boston Architectural College, , Master of Architecture, Sustainable Design, Historic Burlington College, Independent Degree Program Carlow University, MFA in Creative writing Chatham University, MFA creative writing College of Saint Elizabeth, M.A. in Theology Morristown, NJ Converse College MFA in Creative Writing, in Spartanburg, SC Drew University , in Madison, NJ Eastern Kentucky University MFA in Creative Writing, in Richmond, KY. Fairleigh Dickinson University, MFA in Creative Writing Fairfield University MFA in Creative Writing Goddard College  MFA creative writing MFA Interdisciplinary Arts BFA creative writing MA & BA Individualized Studies MA & BA Education, MA Psychology BA & MA Health Arts & Sciences BA in Sustainability Goucher College, MFA in Creative Nonfiction Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability Master of Arts in Historic Preservation Master of Arts in Arts Administration  Jacksonville University, MFA in Choreography Jacksonville University, MFA in Visual Arts Lesley University, Master of Science Ecological Teaching and Learning Master of Arts Expressive Therapies MFA in Creative Writing MFA in Creative Writing Maine College of Art, MFA in Studio Arts Marylhurst University,  B.A. in English Literature & New Media, in Portland, OR Marywood University,  Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MFA in Studio Arts Murray State University, MFA in creative writing Naropa University, MFA creative writing New England College New Hampshire Institute of Art, MFA in Photography New Hampshire Institute of Art, MFA in Visual Arts New Hampshire Institute of Art, MFA in Creative Writing New Hampshire Institute of Art, MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, MFA creative writing Oklahoma City University,  Pacific Lutheran University, Rainier Writing Workshop Pacific University, MFA in creative writing Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Pine Manor College,  Prescott College,  Ph.D. in Sustainability Education Master of Arts in Humanities Master of Arts in Environmental Studies Master of Arts in Adventure Education Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Master of Arts in Education Bachelor of Arts in Education Bachelor of Arts in Human Development Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Culture Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability and Environmental Studies University of Southern Maine, Stonecoast MFA Program Queens College, Charlotte School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA in Studio, MFA in Writing Seattle Pacific University, MFA in creative writing Seton Hill University, MFA in Writing of Popular Fiction Skidmore College, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) MA in Spiritual Guidance MA in Women's Spirituality MA in Counseling Psychology. Southern New Hampshire University,  Spalding University, MFA in Creative Writing Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing, , Maine SIT Graduate Institute, , Masters in International Education Transart Institute MFA in Creative Practice (Studio) PhD in Studio Art (Practice-based PhD) University of Alaska Anchorage, MFA in creative writing University of California, Riverside: Palm Desert Graduate Center, MFA in creative writing University of Illinois: MS in Library and Information Science University of Nebraska, MFA in creative writing University of New Orleans, creative writing University of Pennsylvania, MA in Applied Positive Psychology University of Southern Maine, See Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing) University of Tampa, MFA in Creative Writing University of Texas-El Paso, MFA in Creative Writing Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA in Visual Arts MFA in Graphic Design MFA in Music Composition Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, creative writing West Virginia Wesleyan College, MFA in Creative Writing Western Connecticut State University, MFA in Creative and Professional Writing Wilkes University, MFA creative writing Canada [edit ] Europe [edit ] Asia [edit ] References [edit ] ^ Carlson, Scott (Sep 9, 2011). "Goddard College Takes a Highly Unconventional Path to Survival". The Chronicle of Higher Education. LVIII: A6.