Institute of American Indian Arts

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Santa Fe, NM
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Application Deadline: 
February 15, 2017
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jon Davis
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Sherwin Bitsui, Natalie Diaz, Santee Frazier, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Joan Kane, James Thomas Stevens, Orlando White
Fiction: Sherman Alexie, Ramona Ausubel, Marie-Helene Bertino, Amanda Boyden, Joseph Boyden, Manuel Gonzales, Linda Hogan, Pam Houston, Derek Palacio, Ismet Prcic, Eden Robinson, Claire Vaye Watkins
Nonfiction: Melissa Febos, Chip Livingston, Elissa Washuta

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers scholarships from the Truman Capote Trust, Lannan Foundation, and Beverly & Michael Morris fund.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend two eight-day residencies each year, in January and July, at the Institute of American Indian Arts campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The program also offers degrees in screenwriting, an emphasis on Native American and First Nations writing, hosts a visiting writers series, and offers free multi-genre workshops twice each semester in Seattle and another city (partially selected by students) with Sherman Alexie.