Recharge Your Creative Energy with Post-Grad Study
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.
Any writer who already holds an MFA in Writing, MA or PhD in English, or has a strong background in literary writing, can apply to participate in a single Residency or choose to add an individualized version of the UNO MFA semester of one-on-one mentorship.
Application for Post-Grad Study
Application requiremnts for Post-Grad study are different from those for the full 60-hour MFA degree program. If you want to apply for Post-Grad study, note that you will apply as "non-degree seeking" in the application form. Please contact us for details before beginning the application process, and we will guide you.
Enrichment Residency Session (2 Credit hours)
Join us for an entire Residency, attending lectures, workshops, and readings. The Enrichment Residency affords advanced writing students additional intensive contact with published and apprentice writers to reinforce their life-long commitment to the art of writing and to the continuing development of their craft. You can choose to attend only a Residency, or you can add an optional Seminar to work with a mentor.
Enrichment Seminar in Writing (6 Credit hours)
The Enrichment Seminar provides you the opportunity to work one-on-one with a mentor for a full semester. You might launch a new writing project or complete a current one; or perhaps you have a degree in one genre and want to pursue study of another; or maybe you would like to spend a semester of intense practical study in a radical departure from your prior literary aesthetic. Your semester work is tailored to your writing interests. To enroll in a Seminar, you must complete an initiating Enrichment Residency Session.
Post-Graduate Enrichment Courses are for non-degree seeking students, but the Seminar credit hours may be transferable to the UNO MFA in Writing program’s full 60-hour degree. Please note that post-graduate students will be responsible for full tuition and fees and are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid through student loans. Tuition and fees are calculated based on 2 Credit Hours for the Enrichment Residency and 6 Credit Hours for the Enrichment Seminar, and the current Meals & Lodging fee applies.
Residency Meals & Lodging
The ten-day Residencies are held at the Lied Lodge & Conference Center in Nebraska City. Featuring Adirondack-style timbers and stonework, this lovely retreat is set in the middle of a 260-acre wooded park. See Tuition and Fees for details. Roommate reservations are only available by mutual arrangement on the part of both participants. Unless a request is submitted to the MFA Office 90 days before the beginning of Residency, a single room is reserved.
Upon acceptance, a $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your place in the program; payment arrangements can be made. This deposit will be credited directly to your University bill.
Detailed tuition and fees costs are listed by Cashiering and Student Accounts, with all rates subject to change by the Board of Regents are typically updated each July.