Learning expectations for MFA graduates (updated 2024)

1. Demonstrate an understanding of literary styles, forms, and techniques in traditional and contemporary poetry, fiction, or nonfiction.

2. Effectively incorporate literary styles, forms, and techniques into original works of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. 

3. Give and receive critical feedback on artistic works using discipline-specific terminology. 

4. Produce a substantive body of creative writing that demonstrates sustained attention over time, a deep engagement with the chosen genre, and a firm grasp of the revision process.