University of Alaska Anchorage

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2008
Location: 
Anchorage, AK
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
10-15
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2019
Application Fee: 
$75
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
David Stevenson
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Anne Caston, Erin Hollowell, Ishmael Angaluuk Hope
Fiction: Ed Allen, Rich Chiappone, Daryl Farmer, Valerie Miner
Nonfiction: Jan DeBlieu, Nancy Lord, Sherry Simpson

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers the Eva Saulitis Memorial Scholarship, the UAA April Relyea Scholarship, and the Jason Wenger Memorial Writing Award.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend one 13-day residency each July at the University of Alaska campus in Anchorage.

The program hosts a reading series and field trips. Other features include the Literary Practicum, through which each student designs and conducts a community-based field project.