University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
1976
Location: 
Iowa City, IA
Genre: 
Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
10-12
Application Deadline: 
December 14, 2022
Application Fee: 
$60
Contact Name: 
Cherie Hansen-Rieskamp
Core Faculty Includes: 

Nonfiction: John D’Agata, Melissa Febos, Brooks Landon, Bonnie Sunstein, Inara Verzemnieks

Visiting Faculty includes: Sarah Minor, Tisa Bryant, Andre Perry, Hanif Abdurraqib, Susan Steinberg, Kiese Laymon, Vivian Gornick, Geoff Dyer, Meghan Daum, Richard Preston, Mary Ruefle, Bernard Cooper, Honor Moore, Lia Purpura, Xu Xi, Terry Tempest Williams, Steve Kuusisto, John Edgar Wideman

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding, which includes a tuition waiver, health care, and a living stipend. The program offers graduate, research, and teaching assistantships and fellowships that cover tuition.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the Visiting Writers Series, the Institute for the Essay, and the Center for the Book.

Graduates: 

Jo Ann Beard, Eula Biss, Blair Braverman, John D’Agata, Hope Edelman, Hali Felt, Stephanie Griest, Amy Leach, Yiyun Li, Lucas Mann, Jennifer Percy, Ryan Van Meter, Joshua Wheeler, Inara Verzemnieks, Lina Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, Kristin Radtke, Kerry Howley, Amy Butcher, Jose Orduna, Faith Adiele, Sarah Viren, T. Clutch Fleischmann.