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University of Idaho

MFA Program

Moscow, Idaho, the Heart of the Arts, lies in the Palouse hills surrounded by Idaho's wild rivers and mountains.

MFA Program Established: 
Moscow, Idaho
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 15, 2017
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Melanie Thongs
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Ron McFarland, Michael McGriff, Alexandra Teague
Fiction: Kim Barnes, Daniel Orozco
Nonfiction: Kim Barnes, Scott Slovic

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers teaching assistantships, the Hemingway Fellowship in fiction, Hogue Family Scholarships, and Grace Nixon Scholarships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program offers year-long novel-writing and long-form nonfiction courses. The program also hosts the Distinguished Visiting Writers and partners with the Hemingway Foundation/PEN New England to host the annual Hemingway Festival that features the PEN/Hemingway winner. Writing-in-the-Wild writing retreats take students to Idaho wilderness areas.


Ben George, Jen Hirt, Stephanie Lenox, Jerry Mathes, Joe Wilkins

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