Boise State University

MFA Program

See writers who attended this program
Program Established: 
Boise, ID
Poetry, Fiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2021
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Kim Wilcox
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Martin Corless-Smith (Co-Director), Kerri Webster
Fiction: Emily Ruskovich, Brady Udall (Co-Director), Mitch Wieland

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding. All students receive a teaching or graduate assistantship position with full tuition waiver, health benefits, and a stipend of $10,500 for each of the three years. All teaching assistantships are in creative writing. Graduate assistantships include opportunities to work with the program's affiliated small presses.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features a semester-long Visiting Distinguished Writers Series; recent visiting writers include Bhanu Kapil, Joy Williams, Pierre Joris, Denis Johnson, and Anthony Doerr. The MFA Reading Series brings renowned authors to campus throughout the school year. Courses are available in form and theory, translation, playwriting, screenwriting, as well as editing, design and publishing.

Joy Williams and Rebecca Wolff have served as thesis faculty; forthcoming Visiting Distinguished Writers include Joyce Carol Oates and Forrest Gander.


Erin Belair, Tim Griffith, Cynthia Hand, Al Heathcock, Meghan Kenny, Adrian Kien, Tyler McMahon, Jackie Polzin, JR Walsh, Karena Youtz, Katie Fuller, Scot Abels, Mary Pauline Lowry.