University of New Hampshire

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Durham, NH
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2025
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Janine Wilks
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: David Blair

Fiction: Jaed Coffin, Thomas Payne, Ann Joslin Williams

Nonfiction: Jaed Coffin, Susan Hertz

Visiting Writer for poetry is Diannely Antigua.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

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

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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.


Noah Burton, Maria Chelko, Ursula Hegi, Tim Horvath, Kathleen Jabs, Marilyn Johnson, Elise Juska, Jennifer Latson, Benjamin Ludwig, Alice McDermott, Andrew Mitchell, Thylias Moss, Peggy Rambach, Erin Somers, Gregory Spatz, Jason Tandon, Jan Waldron