University of Montana, Missoula

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Missoula, MT
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 6, 2023
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Judy Blunt
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Brian Blanchfield, Sean Hill
Fiction: Boris Fishman, Emily Ruskovich
Nonfiction: Judy Blunt, Chris Dombrowski

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers opportunities for teaching assistantships, scholarships, fellowships, and other awards.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program offers the student-run reading series Second Wind; an annual “Life after MFA” publishing conference; and semester-long visiting writers in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

GRE scores are no longer an application requirement.


Sandra Alcosser, Kim Barnes, Judy Blunt, Emily Danforth, Rick DeMarinis, William Finnegan, Michael Fitzgerald, David Gilbert, Andrew Sean Greer, Shannon Hale, Frances Hwang, Megan Kruse, Melissa Kwasny, Aryn Kyle, J. Robert Lennon, Abi Maxwell, Neil McMahon, Deirdre McNamer, Colin Meloy, Janisse Ray, Steven Rinella, Kim Todd, Amanda Eyre Ward, James Welch, Robert Wrigley