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University of Montana, Missoula

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Missoula, Montana
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 6, 2014
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Karin Schalm
Core Faculty Includes: 

Judy Blunt, Kevin Canty, Debra Magpie Earling, David Gates, Joanna Klink, Deirdre McNamer, Greg Pape, Prageeta Sharma, Karen Volkman 

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards. We have been awarded new prose fellowships through the Truman Capote Foundation. Our CutBank Editor is now a fully funded position. The University of Montana Creative Writing Program has been named a Program of National Distinction, adding significant funds to our base budget. We have chosen to use these new funds to increase our TA stipends to $14,000 per year. Teaching assistants teach one class per semester.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 


Other Features: 

This program features a visiting writers series as well as a student reading series.


Sandra Alcosser, Kim Barnes, Judy Blunt, Kevin Canty, Emily Danforth, Rick DeMarinis, Michael Fitzgerald (co-founder of Submittable), David Gilbert, Andrew Sean Greer, Shannon Hale, Frances Hwang, Melissa Kwasny, Aryn Kyle, J. Robert Lennon, Abi Maxwell, Neil McMahon, Deirdre McNamer, Colin Meloy, Janisse Ray, Steven Rinella, Kim Todd, Amanda Eyre Ward, James Welch, Robert Wrigley

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