Carlow University

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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, Co-Director
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Gerry LaFemina, Lee Ann Roripaugh (U.S. faculty) Jean O'Brien, Enda Wyley (Ireland faculty)
Fiction: Joseph Bathanti, Karin Lin-Greenberg, Geeta Kothari (U.S. faculty) Evelyn Conlon, Carlo Gebler (Ireland faculty)
Nonfiction: Diane Glancy (U.S. faculty); Carlo Gébler and Brian Leyden (Ireland faculty)

Visiting Writer: Richard Blanco

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.