Notre Dame University

Notre Dame, IN

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, CNF

Residency type


Program length

36 credits (2 years)

Financial Aid

All students admitted into the program, whether international or U.S. residents, receive a full tuition scholarship. Additional fellowships and stipends are available for some students.

Teaching opportunities

One incoming poet and one incoming fiction writer each year receive a teaching assistantship, where they teach creative writing courses their first year here. They are the instructors of their courses and design and implement the courses themselves. Their second year, these students work in the Creative Writing office.

Editorial opportunities

One student (a poet or fiction writer) receives the Sparks Fellowship, which allows them to work at the Notre Dame Review for two years.

In addition, the Creative Writing Program produces two student-run journals, which students may volunteer to work on: Re:Visions and The Bend.


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