• MFA: Degree Requirements

    MFA Program Details

    All students in the Master of Fine Arts in Writing (MFA) program are required to complete forty-eight academic credits.

    Courses

    A writing-focused, multi-genre exploration designed to widen and deepen student awareness and knowledge of the literary world.

    • Core Seminar (4 credits) 
    • Required Craft Courses (8 credits)
      • Groundings in the Craft: Elements of Fiction, Poetry, or Creative Nonfiction (4 credits)
      • Advanced Fiction, Poetry, or Creative Nonfiction (4 credits)
    • Writing Topics Courses (28 credit)
      •  Choose from a variety of courses, including The Graphic Novel, The Literary Memoir, The Personal Essay, Lyric Essay, The Novel, Point of View, Slipstream Fiction, The Short Story, Form and Vision in Poetry: Ode & Elegy, Form and Vision in Poetry: The Long Poem & Lyric Sequence  
    • Capstone/thesis (8 credits)  
       

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    Contact a Graduate Admission counselor to learn more about pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing.

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