University of New Orleans

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
New Orleans, LA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2017
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
M. O. Walsh
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: John Gery, Carolyn Hembree
Fiction: Fredrick Barton, Barb Johnson, Joanna Leake, M. O. Walsh
Nonfiction: Randy Bates, Richard Goodman

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers teaching, research, and administrative assistantships. The program also offers tutoring positions, editorial positions at Bayou Magazine and UNO Press, student athlete support services, positions with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, and Privateer Graduate Awards.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program also offers coursework in playwriting and screenwriting.

The program hosts weekly outings to pubs and a student-run monthly reading series. Other features include opportunities to work with Bayou Magazine and UNO press, and to study abroad during the summers. The program also participates in the Tennessee Williams Festival.