Program description: The University of Nebraska Omaha MFA in Writing program offers three Pathways to your MFA, including the traditional low-residency model, credit transfers, and the option to also enroll in a number of online or on-campus courses as part of your MFA studies. At residency, held at the inspiring Lied Lodge & Conference Center, you will attend lectures, workshops, and readings, and you will be paired with a faculty mentor with whom you will meet to design your study plan for the home-based semester. Our faculty mentors are chosen not only on the basis of their literary and teaching accomplishments, but also because their approaches to teaching and the craft of writing coincide with our emphasis on mentorship. While devoting a minimum of 25 hours per week to your studies, you will have time to maintain commitments to family or job while you pursue your literary studies within a flexible structure of writing, guided readings, and critical response. We accept applications in poetry, fiction, writing for young adults, creative nonfiction, and stage & screen.
We also offer post-graduate study options. Whether you seek a mentor's guidance on your work for a whole semester or simply want to gather fuel for your creative fire by joining us at residency, the UNO MFA in Writing program offers post-graduate enrichment courses designed for you.