Completion of the MFA in Creative Writing requires ten course credits. Eight of these credits will be earned through course work: four writing workshops and four classes in literary criticism and history, which should come from at least two national traditions and cover several literary periods. This course work may be completed in four summer sessions. MFA students will earn their final two credits by submitting a thesis, a manuscript of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction or playwriting/screenwriting. Students at the thesis-level may do their work at home, corresponding with their thesis advisors. All work for the MFA can be completed in five years.
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