Contact & Location


Department of English

Physical Address:
Brink Hall 200
(208) 885-6156 phone
(208) 885-5944 fax

Mailing Address:
English Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho

Treasure Valley with the text "Write In Idaho: MFA Program In Creative Writing"

M.F.A. In Creative Writing

The Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program at the University of Idaho is an intensive, three-year course of study that focuses on the craft of writing. The curriculum provides practical training in fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction, as well as the chance to work with our literary journal: Fugue.

Our program is small by design; graduate workshops generally have 10 to 15 students enrolled. While we require applicants to commit to one particular genre, we encourage students to “cross-pollinate” and to push themselves in new directions.

Our award-winning faculty is committed to teaching; you’ll see them in the classroom, in the halls, and at student readings.

We’re located in Moscow, ID, a university town located within the beautiful Palouse hills. An independent bookstore, numerous art galleries, an art movie house, multiple coffee shops and local restaurants line the streets. The town is wholly committed to the arts; in fact, many of our readings and special events take place in town.  It’s a healthy, friendly and cheap place to live.


If you would like more information about our M.F.A. program, please contact:

          Bret Shepard, Director of Creative Writing
          Department of English
          University of Idaho
          875 Perimeter Dr. MS 1102
          Moscow, ID 83844-1102
          Phone:  (208) 885-6156

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