University of New Hampshire

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2007
Location: 
Durham, NH
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
45
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2017
Application Fee: 
$65
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, Thomas Haines, Sue Hertz

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers teaching and graduate assistantships, scholarships, Connors Writing Center 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.

Graduates: 

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