Our curriculum is designed to immerse students in writing, inspiring them through longstanding literary traditions.

Ten courses

Over the course of four or five summers, our students complete 30 semester hours, or 10 course credits, across several disciplines. All students will take eight courses, normally enrolling in two courses per semester, before completing a thesis project.

four writing workshops

Our students are expected to take four writing workshops in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, or Playwriting/Screenwriting. Students may complete courses in multiple genres to fulfill requirements.

Four Courses in Literary criticism

Our students are expected to take four courses in literary criticism. These courses should cover two traditions and several literary periods.

Thesis Project

Following their final summer of coursework, MFA students will complete a thesis project in fulfillment of their final two credits. Working closely with an advisor, students will complete a manuscript of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or dramatic writing.