The purpose of the Sewanee School of Letters is to provide a Master’s program of the best quality, in English and in Creative Writing, to students who have only summers to devote to study. The faculty consists both of Sewanee professors, from English and allied departments, and distinguished faculty from other campuses. Courses are rigorous, but the atmosphere intimate and friendly. Each entering class will number around 25 and total enrollment will never be much more than 100.
The curriculum of the School of Letters is designed to permit students to complete course work for the MA in Literature or MFA in Creative Writing in four or five summer sessions. The MA in Literature/Theology program is designed to be completed in a single academic year bracketed by two summers. The School of Letters sessions are approximately six weeks long, running from early June to mid-July. Typically students enroll in two classes per summer.
In either program up to two units of graduate credit may be transferred from other institutions, to count toward a degree from the Sewanee School of Letters. Each course must be approved for transfer by the Director, preferably before the work is done. Transfer course credits cannot also be counted for degree credit elsewhere and must be of a grade of B or better. Graduate credits, whether they are earned at Sewanee or transferred from another institution, cannot count toward a degree after ten years have elapsed.
The degrees programs are:
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