• MFA: Degree Requirements

    MFA: Degree Requirements

    The MFA requires a total of 48 credits. 


    Core Seminar (4 credits)

    Groundings in the Craft: Fiction / Poetry / Creative Nonfiction (4 credits)

    Writing Topics Courses (16 credits)
    These courses include The Literary Memoir, The Novel, The Personal Essay, Lyric Essay, Point of View, Slipstream Fiction, The Short Story, Form & Vision in Poetry, and other special topics and are designated as "writing" on the online schedule. 

    Additional Writing or Elective Courses (12 credits)
    12 additional credits may be Writing Courses or Elective Courses, which include Creative Process, Composition Theory & Pedagogy, Landscape & Memory, and other special topics.

    Advanced: Fiction / Poetry / Creative Nonfiction (4 credits)

    Capstone: Thesis 1 and Thesis 2 (8 credits)


    Please note that no more than 8 credits can be fulfilled through independent study.