University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

School notes

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, CNF

Residency type


Program length

3 years

Financial Aid

We are fully funded. Our TAs have a 2-2 teaching load and receive enormous support from our writing program director and staff. TAs teach freshman writing for the first two years; in their final year of study, most TAs co-teach an introductory course in Creative Writing. TAs, as department needs arise, also teach upper-division creative writing courses in Poetry, Ficiton, and CNF and teach lower-division gen-ed CNF courses.

Teaching opportunities


Editorial opportunities


Cross-genre study

While we require applicants to commit to one particular genre, we encourage students to “cross-pollinate” and to push themselves in new directions.


Send questions, comments and corrections to

Disclaimer: No endorsement of these ratings should be implied by the writers and writing programs listed on this site, or by the editors and publishers of Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, The O. Henry Prize Stories and The Pushcart Prize Anthology.