Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is a two-year low-residency program of study leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree, with a genre of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, or writing for stage and screen, and concentrations in publishing/editing, spiritual writing, social justice, and literary health and healing. Students attend two annual nine-day residencies. Each residency is followed by a five-month independent course of study during spring and fall semesters with a single faculty mentor. A total of 60 credits are needed for graduation, including four residencies, four independent study semesters in the craft of the student's choice, a critical thesis, a creative thesis, and a final public presentation and reading by the student.


ENGL 5441Fiction24
or ENGL 5442 Non-Fiction
or ENGL 5443 Poetry
or ENGL 5444 Stage and Screen
ENGL 5991Independent Study: Fiction36
or ENGL 5992 Independent Study: Non-Fiction
or ENGL 5993 Independent Study: Poetry
or ENGL 5994 Independent Study: Stage and Screen
Total Credits60