University of Nebraska, Omaha

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Omaha, NE
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
6-12 per semester
Application Deadline: 
November 1, 2020
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Kevin Clouther
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Graham Foust, Kate Gale, Art Homer, Steve Langan, Jim Peterson, Elizabeth Powell, William Trowbridge, Teri Youmans

Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: Kevin Clouther, Richard Duggin, Kate Gale, Art Homer, Marya Hornbacher, Patricia Lear, Kristen-Paige Madonia, Jessica Hendry Nelson, Tom Paine, Jim Peterson, Karen Gettert Shoemaker, Catherine Texier, Charles Wyatt

Playwriting and Screenwriting: Charlene Donaghy, Michael Kinghorn, Michael Oatman, Samuel Brett Williams

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers fellowships, writing prizes, and graduate assistant positions.

Other Features: 

Students attend two 10-day residencies each year, in July and December/January, as well as a final 10-day Graduating Residency, at Lied Lodge & Conference Center in Nebraska City.

Students may enroll in a choice of pathways to earn the 60-hour MFA degree: full low-residency; transfer of a limited number of approved graduate-level credits earned at other institutions; and the option to enroll in a limited number of approved graduate-level online or on-campus courses offered by any University of Nebraska campus (University of Nebraska Omaha, University of Nebraska Kearny, University of Nebraska Lincoln, or University of Nebraska Medical Center).

The program also offers tracks in young adult writing, playwriting, and screenwriting.

General applications are considered on a year-round basis. The priority application deadline is November 1 for the Winter Residency/Spring semester, and June 1 for the Summer Residency/Fall semester. Applications received after a priority deadline may be considered for admission in the upcoming term.