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University of Nebraska, Lincoln

MA Program

Lincoln, Nebraska
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
120 (MA and PhD students combined)
Application Deadline:
December 7, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Kwame Dawes
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Grace Bauer, Stephen Behrendt, Kwame Dawes, Ted Kooser, and Stacey Waite. Fiction and creative nonfiction writers: Jonis Agee, Joy Castro, Amelia Montes, and Tim Schaffert.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships, Magazine Assistantships, Department Assistantships, Teaching Internships, Opportunities with the Walt Whitman Archive.

Additional employment opportunities can be found with the Creative Writing Program, the Corvey Collection, and the Cather Project.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Prairie Schooner, University of Nebraska Press, Great Plains Quarterly

Other Features: 

This program features the Cather Project, the Nebraska Writing Project and the Nebraska Literacy Project. Students and scholars have access to the Walt Whitman Archive, as well as the Corvey Collection of 19th Century Briitish Literature. Opportunities are also available to work with the Studies in Writing and Rhetoric Monograph series.

The program accepts poetry and fiction/nonfiction students in alternate years. The program is currently accepting applications in poetry for students planning to enter the program in Fall 2016; the application deadline is December 7.


Emily Danforth, David Madden, Lee Martin, John McNally, Constance Merritt, John Struloeff

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