University of Idaho

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Moscow, ID
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2025
Application Fee: 
Contact Name: 
Alexandra Teague and Michael McGriff
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Michael McGriff, Alexandra Teague
Fiction: Chris Drangle, Leah Hampton
Nonfiction: Thomas Dai

Recent visiting faculty includes Brian Evenson, Dorianne Laux, Maggie Nelson, Roger Reeves, Luis Alberto Urrea, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Mary Szybist, and Kate Zambreno.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding. All students receive full teaching assistantships. The program also offers several merit-based annual awards, including the Hemingway Fellowship in fiction, Writing in the Wild Fellowships, Centrum Fellowships, Hogue Family Scholarships, David Scholarships, and Grace Nixon Scholarships.

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The program offers intensive workshops, traditions seminars, and techniques studios in poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and hybrid forms. The faculty is made up of teaching artists, working writers who publish in multiple genres. The community is close and supportive. The program also invites several notable writers to campus each year through its Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. Among the fellowships offered, Writing in the Wild retreats send students and their writing projects to research stations deep in the Northwest’s mountain wilderness areas.


Georgia Cloepfil, Paula Coomer, Steve Coughlin, Sayantani Dasgupta, CMarie Fuhrman, Ben George, Jen Hirt, Canese Jarboe, Jeff P. Jones, Courtney Kersten, Annie Lampman, Stephanie Lenox, Lily Mabura, Grant Maierhofer, Jerry Mathes, Cameron McGill, Tiffany Midge, Steven Pfau, Sean Prentiss, Matthew Sullivan, Matthew Vadnais, Anna Vodicka, Joe Wilkins