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University of Utah, Salt Lake City

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Salt Lake City, Utah
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Gerri Mackey
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Katharine Coles, Jacqueline Osherow, and Paisley Rekdal. Fiction writers: Michael Mejia, Lance Olsen, and Melanie Rae Thon.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Scholarships, Fellowships, positions working with on-site literary magazines

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program offers a multidisciplinary MFA which students can pursue by combining writing coursework with classes in book arts, environmental humanities, and the history of the American West. The program hosts the Guest Writer Series, the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature, and the student-run Working Dog monthly reading series. Other features include internships and paid editorial positions at the press Fiction Collective Two, the student-run literary journals Quarterly West and Western Humanities Review, and the online archives Eclipse and Mapping Salt Lake City.


Craig Arnold, David Baker, Peter Covino, Pam Houston, T.R. Hummer, Brenda Miller, Cathy Wagner, Connie Voisine

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