Boise State University

Idaho, United States

Residential program

The MFA program at Boise State University offers a diverse faculty who encourage writers to focus on their craft. For writers wanting to teach we offer course work in form and theory and the teaching of creative writing, as well as experience in teaching through assistantships.

Our program also offers a unique opportunity for students to gain experience in publishing. The Idaho Review is a national literary journal with opportunities for graduate assistantships as well as for graduate credit through course work or internships. In the journal's ten-year history, several stories have been selected for reprint in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards and The Pushcart Prize, and contributors have included Ann Beattie, Richard Bausch, Stuart Dybek, Melanie Rae Thon, Rick Bass, Edith Pearlman, Madison Smartt Bell, and Joy Williams as well as poets John Kinsella, Larissa Szporluk, and James Harms.

Ahsahta Press, an independent poetry publisher since 1975, offers students graduate credit through course work or internships and a hands-on opportunity to help in the production and promotion of the three volumes of poetry published each year. The Sawtooth Prize, offered nationally since 2001, attracts hundreds of submissions each spring for its $1,500 prize, which is awarded by a judge of national reputation.

Contact Information

1910 University Drive
228 Liberal Arts Bldg, English Dept.
Boise
Idaho, United States
83725-1525
Phone: (208) 426-2413
Email: mcsmith@boisestate.edu
http://boisestate.edu/english/mfa



DEGREE PROGRAMS

The MFA program at Boise State University offers a diverse faculty who encourage writers to focus on their craft. For writers wanting to teach we offer course work in form and theory and the teaching of creative writing, as well as experience in teaching through assistantships.

Our program also offers a unique opportunity for students to gain experience in publishing. The Idaho Review is a national literary journal with opportunities for graduate assistantships as well as for graduate credit through course work or internships. In the journal's ten-year history, several stories have been selected for reprint in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards and The Pushcart Prize, and contributors have included Ann Beattie, Richard Bausch, Stuart Dybek, Melanie Rae Thon, Rick Bass, Edith Pearlman, Madison Smartt Bell, and Joy Williams as well as poets John Kinsella, Larissa Szporluk, and James Harms.

Ahsahta Press, an independent poetry publisher since 1975, offers students graduate credit through course work or internships and a hands-on opportunity to help in the production and promotion of the three volumes of poetry published each year. The Sawtooth Prize, offered nationally since 2001, attracts hundreds of submissions each spring for its $1,500 prize, which is awarded by a judge of national reputation.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 10
Smallest Class Size: 10
Genres: Fiction, Poetry
Unit of Measure: Hours
Workshop: 12
Thesis: 6
Total Units for Degree: 48
Other Requirements: 18 credits English electives 9 credits MFA courses 3 credits Graduate Courses electives
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, Cover Letter, Other




FACULTY

Martin Corless-Smith

Swallows, Nota, Complete Travels, and Of Piscator

http://www.boisestate.edu/english/mfa/#faculty


Janet Holmes

The ms of m y kin , F2F, Humanophone, The Green Tuxedo, and The Physicist at the Mall

http://www.boisestate.edu/english/jholmes/


Brady Udall

The Lonely Polygamist, The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, Letting Loose the Hounds

http://www.boisestate.edu/english/mfa/#faculty


Mitch Wieland

God's Dogs and Willy Slater's Lane

http://www.boisestate.edu/english/mfa/#faculty





COMMUNITY