About this course
The Master of Fine Arts program at Wichita State University is the twelfth oldest in the nation and one that has earned widespread respect by producing graduates who are not only well-trained writers, but also wellprepared teachers of writing and literature. The MFA degree in creative writing places emphasis on the development of skills and understanding in the practice of imaginative writing and upon related academic study. It is not exclusively a studio program; rather, it encourages the development of writers who are able, as the result of additional course work in English, to demonstrate skills useful in teaching, editing, and other related areas. A core of workshops and tutorials leads to a final writing project: a collection of fiction or poetry, a novel, or some other appropriate work. Flexibility is provided in academic course work to allow for a variety of possible interests.
- Applicants must meet the general requirements of the Graduate School, with the additional requirement of a 3.000 grade point average in their previous course work in English. The director of creative writing evaluates the applicant’s transcript, prescribing additional undergraduate hours for those who have fewer than 24 credit hours of acceptable course work in English.