M.F.A. Creative Writing

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Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

The Department of English at New Mexico State University offers the Master of Fine Arts Degree in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing. Students electing this emphasis choose a major genre: poetry or fiction. Students must complete 54 hours of graduate-level course work, submit a creative writing thesis, give a public reading from the thesis, and pass an oral examination.

Our mission is to emphasize the creation and critical analysis of literature, so that our students can be part of the national conversation about writing, graduating with a publishable manuscript. By providing our students with a set of skills, we prepare them to contribute to their communities as writers, publishing professionals and teachers.

Admission to the M.F.A. programs in Creative Writing is be determined by the English Department’s Creative Writing faculty. All applicants to the M.F.A. program may be considered for the M.A. program. The application deadline is January 15 for the M.F.A. program and is for Fall admission only.

For more information about the M.F.A. program, visit the Creative Writing at NMSU blog.