Carlow University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2004
Location: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
30 per year
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$0 if completed online
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jan Beatty, Interim Director
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Richard Blanco (US faculty), Jean O'Brien (Ireland faculty)
Fiction: Joseph Bathanti (US faculty); Evelyn Conlon and Carlo Gébler (Ireland faculty)
Nonfiction: Diane Glancy (US faculty); Carlo Gébler and Brian Leyden (Ireland faculty)

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial teaching assistantships, graduate assistantships, and travel scholarships to Ireland.

Other Features: 

Students attend two 11-day residencies each year: a January residency at the Carlow University campus in Pittsburgh, and a June residency at the Trinity College campus in Dublin, Ireland. Students have the opportunity to work with both US and Irish faculty. The program also offers coursework on professional development and post-MFA life.