University of Idaho

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1996
Location: 
Moscow, ID
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
40
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2017
Application Fee: 
$60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Melanie Thongs
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Ron McFarland, Michael McGriff, Alexandra Teague
Fiction: Kim Barnes, Daniel Orozco
Nonfiction: Kim Barnes, Scott Slovic

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers teaching assistantships, the Hemingway Fellowship in fiction, Hogue Family Scholarships, and Grace Nixon Scholarships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program offers year-long novel-writing and long-form nonfiction courses. The program also hosts the Distinguished Visiting Writers and partners with the Hemingway Foundation/PEN New England to host the annual Hemingway Festival that features the PEN/Hemingway winner. Writing-in-the-Wild writing retreats take students to Idaho wilderness areas.

Graduates: 

Ben George, Jen Hirt, Stephanie Lenox, Jerry Mathes, Joe Wilkins