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University of Minnesota

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
December 1, 2014
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Holly Vanderhaar
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Peter Campion, Ray Gonzalez, and Patricia Hampl. Fiction writers:  MJ Fitzgerald and Julie Schumacher. Nonfiction writers: Madelon Sprengnether and Kim Todd.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

All admitted students receive full in-state tuition waivers and Teaching Assistantships or Research/Administrative Fellowships.

Gesell Summer Writing Fellowships, O’Rourke Travel Fellowship, Awards and Prizes

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Dislocate, Ivory Tower

Other Features: 

This program offers the Edelstein-Keller visiting writers series and provides access to AWP's dossier service for job placement as well as SASE Wings mentoring. Opportunities are available at Voices from the Gaps (for North American female writers of color) and the Split Rock Arts Program.

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