Boise State University (Boise)

Boise State University
Boise, ID
Three-year program, 48 credits

Funding: 100% of admitted applicants receive a teaching assistantship or graduate assistantship. Both include a full tuition waiver, student health insurance, and a living stipend of $10,450 per year, which for most students is enough to live on throughout the school year.

Training: Students who intend to pursue a career in teaching literature and writing at the college level have the opportunity to study the pedagogy of creative writing. Also offered are classes in the craft of literary publishing, with coursework in both the production of a The Idaho Review and of books for Ahsahta Press; internships and graduate assistantships are also available with these publishers.

Faculty: Martin Corless-Smith, Janet Holmes, Brady Udall, Mitch Wieland

Application (Deadline Jan. 15):

  • Manuscript: 30 double-spaced pages for fiction; 15-20 pages of poems
  • Letter of intent: 500 words about goals in pursuing graduate study in creative writing
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • $65 application fee

Admission rate: 4-6 admitted each year (2-3 per genre); “We receive between 150-200 applications a year.” -Mitch Weiland, Professor [Oct 17, 2012]

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