University of Nebraska, Lincoln

MA Program

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Lincoln, NE
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 1, 2024
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Timothy Schaffert
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Kwame Dawes, Hope Wabuke, Stacey Waite
Prose: Joy Castro, Chigozie Obioma, Timothy Schaffert

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Prairie Schooner, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska Press, Zero Street Fiction

Other Features: 

The program accepts poetry and prose (fiction/nonfiction) in alternating years; the program is currently accepting applications in prose with a deadline of December 1. Students complete a thesis or dissertation of analysis/scholarship based on original creative activity, usually a book-length work of poetry or prose.

Alumni have been offered research/editorial opportunities with Prairie Schooner/African Poetry Book Fund, the Cather Project, University of Nebraska Press, digital archives such as the Walt Whitman Archive and the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition Digital Archive, and other university/faculty projects and programs.


Karen Babine, Jamaica Baldwin, Rachel Cochran, Emily Danforth, Jordan Farmer, Ángel García, Roxane Gay, Scott Guild, Julie Iromuanya, Claire Jiménez, David Madden, Lee Martin, Katie Marya, Kristin Naca, Xavier Navarro Aquino, Maria Nazos, Katie Schmid, Zachary Schomburg, SJ Sindu, Nick White