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, 2021
Application Fee: 
Contact Name: 
Tobias Wray
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Brian Blanchfield, Michael McGriff, Alexandra Teague
Fiction: Kim Barnes, Daniel Orozco
Nonfiction: Kim Barnes, Brian Blanchfield, Scott Slovic

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, Hogue Family Scholarships, and Grace Nixon Scholarships.

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Other Features: 

The program offers intensive workshops, traditions seminars, and techniques studios in poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, as well as a year-long novel-writing course. 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 an acclaimed writer each semester to teach a week-long master class as Distinguished Visiting Writer. 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.


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