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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, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Holly Vanderhaar
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Peter Campion, Ray Gonzalez
Fiction: Charles Baxter, M. J. Fitzgerald, Julie Schumacher, V. V. Ganeshananthan
Nonfiction: Patricia Hampl, Madelon Sprengnether, Kim Todd

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds all students through tuition waivers, teaching assistantships, and research or administrative fellowships. The program also offers Gesell Summer Writing Fellowships, the O’Rourke Travel Fellowship, and various awards and prizes.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Great River Review

Other Features: 

The program hosts the Edelstein-Keller Visiting Writers Series, Charles Baxter's Annual Benefit for Hunger, and the First Books reading and reception.

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