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University of Notre Dame 

University of Notre Dame

MFA In Creative Writing

356 O’Shaughnessy Hall

Notre Dame, IN  46556


Program director: Orlando Menes

Program contact: Coleen Hoover

Phone: 574-631-7526


Degrees offered: M.F.A.

Genres: Poetry and Prose

Type of program: residency

Length of program: 2 years

Enrollment: Total enrollment 20-22; each new year 10

Total credits required: 36

Application deadlines: Jan 2

Scholarships available: 3

Core faculty: Johannes Göransson, Joyelle McSweeney, Orlando Menes, William O’Rourke, Valerie Sayers, Steve Tomasula, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

Assistantships: 4

Publishing/editing courses: yes

Literary magazine: Notre Dame Review

Reading series: yes

Program description: Our graduate M.F.A. Creative Writing program is a two-year literary immersion. We offer workshops with nationally acclaimed writers and literature classes with a distinguished Department of English faculty. Our community is small and congenial (we admit ten writers a year), and part of a large and lively intellectual community in the larger English department. We have a diverse group of all ages and backgrounds and offer a year-round program of visitors and readings. All students write a thesis-a collection of stories or creative nonfiction, a novel, or a collection of poetry-and work closely with a thesis advisor.