About this course
The MFA Program traditionally begins with the first of three intensive 14-day summer residencies, followed by three non-residential semesters of creative writing/critical reading and writing and one non-residential semester of thesis preparation. Students may opt to begin the program in the spring non-residential semester.
The MFA at Ashland offers a cross-genre option. Students may take one semester in another genre.
All non-residential courses and the writers' workshops during summer residencies are taught on a mentorship basis, with each faculty mentor working with no more than five students per class. Non-residential courses are taught online via Angel, in which students and faculty engage in lively discussions about common texts and occasionally workshop each other's writing.
- completed bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a GPA above 2.75 (conditional acceptance for GPAs 2.25-2.75)
- submission of 10-15 pages of poetry or 20-25 pages of prose deemed by the MFA faculty to be of sufficient quality for admittance to the program