Creative Writing, M.F.A.

Applicants for admission to the M.A., M.F.A., or Ph.D. degree programs in the Department of English must have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours of upper-division undergraduate courses in English or an appropriate related discipline, with grades indicating ability for successful graduate work in the department. Applicants for all degrees must submit all application forms required by The Graduate School, a sample of academic writing, a statement of purpose, and at least two satisfactory letters of recommendation from persons familiar with their academic achievement. 

Degree Requirements (45 Hours)

Course Title Credits
Workshop Courses15
Theory 13
Approved Electives12
MFA Project 26
MFA Project Hours
Total Credit Hours45

These hours may be in theory and teaching of composition, exclusive of  ENGL 691 and ENGL 692 


An MFA project, which will be a book-length work (a novel, a collection of short stories, or a collection of poems) of a quality that compares favorably with work being published by university presses, commercial trade publishers, or independent literary presses.