New Hampshire Institute of Art

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Manchester, NH
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 1, 2019
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Monica Bilson
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: MRB Chelko, Ryan Flaherty
Prose: Joni B. Cole, Tim Horvath, Mark Sleiter
Narrative Theory: Monica Bilson

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers instructional and graduate assistant positions.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Coursework, while focused on fiction, is offered in poetry, prose, hybrid work, and narrative theory, as well as writing for stage and screen.

Students attend two 10-day residencies, in January and June, at the New Hampshire Institute of Art campus in Manchester.

The program hosts a visiting writers series, the New Hampshire Poetry Festival, and the New Hampshire Writers' Project Three-Minute Fiction Slam. Other features include opportunities to take electives in visual arts, photography, ceramics, and other artistic disciplines.

The application deadline is December 1 for the January residency and May 1 for the June residency.