Creative Writing - Master of Fine Arts
Students pursuing the MFA in Creative Writing devote themselves to concentrated study and development of a chosen genre: poetry or fiction. Students
- complete 54 hours of graduate-level coursework,
- present a book-length thesis of original work with an introduction or afterward,
- perform a public reading from the thesis, and
- pass an oral examination in the final semester.
A maximum of 12 credits in Form and Technique count for the degree.
|Required Coursework 1|
|MFA workshop in the major genre (poetry, fiction)||12|
|Form and Technique courses in major genre||6|
|Workshop in a second genre||3|
|Graduate literature courses (may include 2 Form & Technique)||12|
|ENGL 592||Master's Theory, Practice, and Profession 2||6|
|ENGL 594||Master's Workshop 2||6|
|ENGL 599||Master's Thesis 3||6|
Graduate assistants must take 3 hours of ENGL 571 Composition Pedagogy and Practicum, during their first semester of teaching.
3 hours of ENGL 599 Master's Thesis must be taken in the final semester.