University of Nebraska, Lincoln

PhD Program

Location: 
Lincoln, NE
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Incoming Class Size: 
6-8
Application Deadline: 
December 5, 2018
Application Fee: 
$50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Timothy Schaffert
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Grace Bauer, Stephen Behrendt, Kwame Dawes, Ted Kooser, Hope Wabuke, Stacey Waite
Fiction: Jonis Agee, Jennine Capó Crucet, Joy Castro, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, 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

Other Features: 

The program accepts poetry and fiction in alternating years; the program is currently accepting applications in fiction, with a deadline of December 5. Students complete a thesis or dissertation of analysis/scholarship based on original creative activity, usually a booklength work of prose or poetry.

Alumni have been offered research/editorial opportunities with Prairie Schooner/African Poetry Book Fund, American Life in Poetry, 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.

Graduates: 

Emily Danforth, Roxane Gay, Julie Iromuanya, Lee Martin, Kristin Naca, Maria Nazos, Zachary Schomburg, SJ Sindu, Nick White