University of Minnesota (Minneapolis)

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Three-year program (45 credits)

Funding: “Our current stipend is $17,500 (in addition to full tuition waiver and subsidized health insurance).” -Holly Vanderhaar, Graduate Program Coordinator [Sep 27, 2016]

Faculty: Charles Baxter,Peter Campion, M.J. Fitzgerald, V.V. Ganeshananthan, Ray Gonzalez, Patricia Hampl, Dan Philippon, Julie Schumacher, Madelon Sprengnether, Kim Todd

Application (Deadline Dec. 1):

  • Manuscript: up to 25 double-spaced pages for ficiton; 12-15  single-spaced pages for poetry
  • Statements of purpose: a personal/literary essay of no more than 1000 words (between 2–4 double-spaced pages) that will give the admissions committee a sense of who you are and why you are applying to the program.
  • Optional but recommended general GRE score
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • $75/95 application fee

Admission rate: “For 2014-15, we had 461 applicants. We admitted four students each in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry.” -Holly Vanderhaar, Program Assistant [April 29, 2015]


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