M.F.A., Creative Writing

  • Complete the following admission requirements:
  1. Submit GRE scores.
  2. Submit creative writing sample.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 45 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Program Requirements
Complete and pass a written comprehensive examination 1
Students may advance to candidacy when their advisory committee deems that they have made satisfactory progress in both academic and writing areas.
ENGL F601Theory, Criticism and Methods 23
ENGL F671Writers' Workshop9
ENGL F685Teaching College Composition (or ENGL F600-level elective course) 33
ENGL F699Thesis6
Approved electives6
Literature seminars 412
Complete two from the following:6
Forms of Poetry
Forms of Fiction
Forms of Nonfiction Prose
Writing for Film and Television

Note: A student may petition the Thesis Advisory Committee and the department chair to take up to 6 credit hours of independent study to be applied toward the English M.F.A. electives requirement.

Note: The English Department requires that a student receive an A or B grade for all F600-level courses that the student wishes to apply toward the master’s degree programs.