Iowa State University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Ames, IA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 5, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Debra Marquart
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Debra Marquart, Mary Swander
Fiction: K. L. Cook, David Zimmerman
Nonfiction: Barbara Haas

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers teaching assistantships (which include stipend, full tuition waiver scholarship, and health insurance coverage), and the Pearl Hogrefe Fellowship in Creative Writing.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program offers degrees in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as drama, all with an environmental focus. It hosts a guest speaker series and an annual symposium. Other features include interdisciplinary coursework and environmental field experience.

The program also offers a creative writing graduate minor (available to graduate students across the university), and those applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.