University of Notre Dame

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1990
Location: 
Notre Dame, IN
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
8-9
Application Deadline: 
January 2, 2018
Application Fee: 
$75
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Coleen Hoover
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Johannes Göransson, Joyelle McSweeney, Orlando Menes
Fiction: Valerie Sayers, Roy Scranton, Steve Tomasula, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
Nonfiction: Roy Scranton

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding, which includes a stipend and complete tuition scholarship for the duration of the program.

Other Features: 

While a separate workshop in nonfiction is not offered, writers in the genre are accepted, and the prose workshop regularly addresses both fiction and nonfiction. A number of MFA theses have been in nonfiction.

The program hosts a reading series, as well as opportunities to participate in outreach at local schools, justice centers, and community organizations. Students are also offered opportunities in editorial work for Action Books or the Notre Dame Review.

Graduates: 

Jenny Boully, Michael Collins, Kevin Ducey, Tony D’Souza, Lily Hoang, Susan Ramsey