Requirements MFA

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MFA Program Handbook (PDF)

The MFA degree requires 48 credits, including:

  • Three 6-credit MFA writing workshops. (18 credits)
  • One 6-credit craft course, MFA Craft Workshop in Fiction, or MFA Craft Workshop in Poetry, as appropriate to the student’s specialization (6 credits)
  • Three 3-credit seminars in literature (9 credits)
  • Three 3-credit electives (9 credits)
  • Two 3-credit thesis workshops, culminating in a capstone MFA thesis of 48-64 pages of poetry, or 75-120 pages of fiction. The thesis will be written under the supervision of a thesis advisor, read by a thesis committee of at least three members, and subject to a public thesis defense. (6 credits)