MFA Degree Requirements

The MFA requirements are as follows:

  • 12 hours of graduate level writing workshops
  • 6 hours of graduate level literature 
  • 12 hours of free electives (advisor-approved)
  • 6 hours of thesis work

There is no foreign language requirement.

The electives may be selected both from within or without the English Department so as to support an area of interest such as linguistics and translation, historical fiction, etc. The faculty is amenable to directed readings--independent studies of a particular poet or author--for credit as well.

For course load expectations, see the Graduate School's policies and regulations

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