The Master of Fine Arts is a terminal degree in the field of Creative Writing, and it requires at least two years (four semesters/five campus residencies) of intensive full‐time study and the completion of at least 64 credits for a single‐genre degree or two and a half years (five semesters/six campus residencies) of intensive full time study and the completion of at least 80 credits for a dual‐track degree.
MFA Creative Writing: Dual‐genre Track
(80 credit degree)
Creative Writing Workshop (10 credits total) Creative Writing Seminar (10 credits total)
Mentorship Study: Creative Writing (24 credits, with coursework completed in both primary and secondary genres)
Creative and Critical Process (8 credits)
Craft, Theory, and Practice I and II (6 credits) Form and Theory I-V (10 credits)
Thesis I-IV (8 credits)
Advanced Theory and Practice (2 credits ) Professional Practice (2 credits)
Submission of Creative Thesis*
Final Residency: Lecture, Public Reading, Thesis Defense
*Note: Dual-genre degree candidates must successfully complete thesis projects in both areas of study. This will include a full-length manuscript (or equivalent) in the primary genre, and a substantive project in the secondary area of concentration (e.g., a student whose primary concentration is Fiction and secondary concentration is Poetry might submit a full length fiction manuscript and a poetry chapbook).