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University of Notre Dame

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Notre Dame, Indiana
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 2, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Coleen Hoover
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Johannes Göransson, Joyelle McSweeney, and Orlando Menes. Fiction writers: William O’Rourke, Valerie Sayers, Steve Tomasula, and Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

All students receive a full tuition waiver, a stipend of $12,500, and a one hundred percent health insurance subsidy. All students receive a fellowship featuring responsibilities in teaching, editorial work for Action Books or the Notre Dame Review, or other on and off-campus outreach and service projects.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Notre Dame Review, The Bend, Re:Visions, ActionYes, University of Notre Dame Press, Action Books

Other Features: 

This program features the Visiting Writers program. Students give readings at local high schools and facilitate workshops for homeless centers and juvenline correctional facilities. Sandeen and Sullivan prizes are available, as well as opportunities for students to teach creative writing and publishing practicums.


Jenny Boully, Michael Collins, Kevin Ducey, Tony D'Souza, Lily Hoang, Susan Ramsey

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