Carlow University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2004
Location: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
30
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$0 if completed online
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Kevin Haworth
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Joseph Bathanti and Jan Beatty (US faculty); Jean O'Brien and Mary O'Donnell (Ireland faculty)
Fiction: Joseph Bathanti and Janice Eidus (US faculty); Evelyn Conlon and Carlo Gébler (Ireland faculty)
Nonfiction: Kevin Haworth and Kristin Kovacic (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 residencies each year: a January residency in Pittsburgh, and a June residency in 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.