Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Fiction and Nonfiction - Designed to Nurture Your Writing
Our two-year program includes mentored courses that allow you to write from home and be part of a supportive MFA writing community, both online and during twice-yearly residency programs.
During these two years, students work toward completing their creative thesis, a book-length manuscript of publishable quality, turning in monthly submissions to their mentors, and receiving detailed feedback via correspondence and conferencing.
Each semester, students work with their individual faculty mentors in developing reading lists. Students read approximately two books a month, focusing their attention on craft analysis. Every part of the curriculum is designed to advance the writer in his/her skills and understanding of the writing craft, and toward helping the student with his/her final thesis.
Upon completion of the program, students will have earned a 60-credit graduate degree, which is considered ''a terminal degree'' in creative writing. The MFA degree prepares students and qualifies them for applying for college teaching positions.
Master of Fine Arts Courses
Students select either the Fiction or Nonfiction track. Each of the workshop courses, worth 12 credits each, is a five-month, mentored correspondence course.
Residency Program Requirements
With each of the four residencies, students complete a 3-credit course requirement.
Our Master of Fine Arts residency program provides inspiring experiences that allow you to immerse yourself in a writer's life.