The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is for students with advanced abilities in the writing of fiction and poetry. The nationally ranked program offers a balance of intimate and intensive writing workshops with courses in literature, form and technique, and related electives.

Effective Fall 2004

E 513AForm and Technique in Modern Literature: Fiction3
or E 513B Form and Technique in Modern Literature: Poetry
E 640AGraduate Writing Workshop: Fiction12
or E 640B Graduate Writing Workshop: Poetry
E 699Thesis12
Additional credits in E 500- or E 600-level courses 6-20
One course outside English Department, 300-level or above 11-3
Additional credits in applied communication arts (optional) 0-12
Program Total Credits:48

A minimum of 48 credits are required to complete this program.


This requirement may be waived for students whose undergraduate degree is in another major.