University of Nebraska, Omaha

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Omaha, NE
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
6-12 per semester
Application Deadline: 
May 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jenna Lucas Finn
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Graham Foust, Kate Gale, Teri Youmans Grimm, Art Homer, Steve Langan, Jim Peterson, Elizabeth Powell, Lee Ann Roripaugh, William Trowbridge, Miles Waggener
Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: Pope Brock, Richard Duggin, Kate Gale, Amy Hassinger, Patricia Lear, Kristen-Paige Madonia, Jessica Hendry Nelson, Tom Paine, Jim Peterson, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Karen Gettert Shoemaker, Catherine Texier, Charles Wyatt
Stage & Screen: Charlene Donaghy, Benjamin Graber, Michael Kinghorn, Michael Oatman, Jim Peterson

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers scholarships and writing prizes.

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, ranging from full low residency to application of a limited number of approved graduate-level credit hours earned on any University of Nebraska campus (University of Nebraska Omaha, University of Nebraska Kearny, University of Nebraska Lincoln, or University of Nebraska Medical Center) towards the 60-hour MFA degree.

The program offers tracks in Poetry, Adult and Young Adult Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Stage & Screen.

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