Course of Study, Creative Writing MFA


This page provides a detailed course of study for the Creative Writing MFA program. For more information about the program, contact the English Department's graduate advisor, Jake Matkov.

Please visit The Longest Island (the English Department's blog) for further information about the MFA and the other programs and activities of the Department.

MFA IN CREATIVE WRITING (36 credits)


PROCESS & TECHNIQUES COURSES

Required: All three of the following.
  • English 502 Writers on Writing (3 credits)
  • English 503 Theory of Writing (3 credits)
  • English 504 Traditions & Lineages (3 credits)


WRITING WORKSHOPS

Required: Twelve credits from the following.
  • English 520 Nonfiction Writing Workshop (3 credits)
  • English 523 Fiction Writing Workshop (3 credits)
  • English 524 Poetry Writing Workshop (3 credits)
  • English 525 Play Writing Workshop (3 credits)
  • English 526 Writing for Media I: The Story (3 credits)
  • English 528 Seminar in Creative Writing (3 credits)
  • English 529 Topics in Creative Writing (3 credits)


LITERATURE COURSES
  • Required: Three Literature courses (3 credits each).


ENGLISH ELECTIVE WITH RESEARCH COMPONENT
  • Required: One English elective (3 credits), chosen in consultation with Graduate Advisor and MFA Director.

THESIS

  • Required: English 708 Thesis (3 credits).

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