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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, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Holly Vanderhaar
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Peter Campion and Ray Gonzalez. Fiction writers: Charles Baxter, M. J. Fitzgerald, Julie Schumacher, and V. V. Ganeshananthan. Nonfiction writers: Patricia Hampl, 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: 

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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