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University of Nebraska, Omaha

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2005
Location:
Omaha, Nebraska
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Program Size: 
40
Application Deadline:
October 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
$45
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jenna Lucas Finn
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Kate Gale, Teri Youmans Grimm, Art Homer, Steve Langan, Jim Peterson, Elizabeth Powell, Lee Ann Roripaugh, and William Trowbridge. Fiction writers: Richard Duggin, Amy Hassinger, Patricia Lear, Karen Gettert Shoemaker, Catherine Texier, and Charles Wyatt. Nonfiction writer: Pope Brock.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Scholarships, Writing Prizes

Additionally, Lied Lodge sponsors one new student per residency, providing free lodging.

Other Features: 

This program requires students to complete four 16-week at-home semesters and five 10-day conference-style residencies held at Lied Lodge in Nebraska City. Students can pursue tracks in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or playwriting.

The priority deadline for the winter residency/spring semester is October 1; May 1 for the summer residency/fall semester. General applications are considered on a year-round basis.

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