The program offers maximum flexibility for writers seeking a place to focus on their craft. Students pursuing the degree specialize in either fiction or poetry and work closely with the creative writing faculty in workshop and conference settings.
The MFA in Creative Writing from Boise State University represents a student’s mastery of one of the genres of creative writing, as well as a thorough grounding in traditional and contemporary letters. Students work with a faculty of accomplished writers and produce a manuscript of publishable quality during their course of study. While the MFA is the preferred degree for teachers of creative writing, the program at Boise State University also prepares students with courses offered in professional editing and publishing (practicum classes with The Idaho Review), form and theory, as well as with invaluable teaching experience in the creative writing classroom.
The Idaho Review, published by the MFA program, offers a chance for students to work on a national literary journal, either as graduate assistants or through course credit or internship.
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