University of New Hampshire

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Durham, NH
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Janine Wilks
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Mekeel McBride, David Rivard, Charles Simic
Fiction: Jaed Coffin, Thomas Payne, Ann Joslin Williams
Nonfiction: Jaed Coffin, Tom Haines, Susan Hertz

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers teaching and graduate assistantships, scholarships, Connors Writing Center and Research Department employment, internships with Portsmouth Music Hall Writer’s Series, and ESL teaching opportunities.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program hosts the Writers Series—campus visits and readings by prominent writers in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Master classes or Q&A sessions are part of each visit. Students in the MFA program run their own monthly reading series, Read Free or Die.


Maria Chelko, Ursula Hegi, Tim Horvath, Kathleen Jabs, Marilyn Johnson, Elise Juska, Jennifer Latson, Benjamin Ludwig, Alice McDermott, Thylias Moss, Peggy Rambach, Gregory Spatz, Jason Tandon, Jan Waldron, Ann Joslin Williams