MFA ProgramSee writers who attended this program
Poetry: Esther Belin, Sherwin Bitsui, Jennifer Elise Foerster, Santee Frazier, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Cedar Sigo, Ken White
Fiction: Ramona Ausubel, Marie-Helene Bertino, Brandon Hobson, Pam Houston, Toni Jensen, Stephen Graham Jones, Kristiana Kahakauwila, Chip Livingston, Tommy Orange, David Treuer
Nonfiction: Kimberly Blaeser, Pam Houston, Toni Jensen, Chip Livingston
Screenwriting: Sydney Freeland, Geoff Harris, Migizi Pensoneau, Brooke Swaney Pepion, Ken White
The program offers a range of merit-based scholarships.
The program emphasizes Native American and First Nations writing. The program offers a degree in screenwriting, in addition to degrees in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.The program offers a Residency-Only option for non-degree-seeking applicants.
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. Students also attend a graduation residency in the May of their second year.
The program hosts a visiting writers series.