About this course
The three-year Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program offers workshops with award-winning faculty writers in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and memoir, and scriptwriting, and students may write the thesis in three of the genres: fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. We can no longer offer scriptwriting as a thesis genre, but students may take scriptwriting for their second genre work.
Unlike some other MFA programs, we not only encourage students to work in other genres, we require our students to take one or two workshops in at least one genre other than their thesis genre. In addition, students take creative writing seminars in Poetry & Poetics or Prose Forms, Teaching Creative Writing, Theories of Composition and Literature, as well as non-creative writing classes in literature and other related courses.
Most students accepted to our program receive graduate assistantships. Students on assistantship teach, work as consultants in the university Writing Center, assist with the departments journals, Arts & Letters and the Flannery OConnor Review, and perform other professional duties.