M.F.A. Coursework

Students in the Master of Fine Arts program will complete at least 54 hours of graduate coursework, including:

  • 12 credit hours of workshop courses in the major genre (poetry or fiction)
  • 3 credit hours of workshop in a second genre
  • 6 credit hours of form and technique courses in the major genre
  • 12 credit hours of literature courses in the Department of English
  • 6 credit hours of ENGL 599: Master’s Thesis
  • 6 to 12 credit hours of Master Workshop in the major genre.
    • The Master Workshop, which will be offered once a year to M.F.A. students, must be taken in the fifth semester of the program. Faculty and students examine the full-length book projects of each student in the Master Workshop.
  • 3 to 12 credit hours of elective courses

Note: Graduate assistants must take 3 hours of ENGL 571: Composition Pedagogy and Practicum during their first semester as assistants. These credit hours will count toward elective courses.

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