Course Requirements

Course Requirements

MFA - Fiction | MFA - Poetry | Course Descriptions

MFA COURSE REQUIREMENTS - FICTION
A 48-hour Program of Study
 
WRITING COURSES (24 hours)
 
Students are expected to satisfy the degree requirements in the genre in which they are accepted. Exceptions must be approved by the director of creative writing, the chair of the student’s supervisory committee, the dean of the Graduate College, and the instructor. Electives may be taken out of genre, with the permission of the instructor.
 
Required (15 hours)
 
ENG 580 Practicum (Fiction) (9 hours)
ENG 594 Conference and Workshop (Fiction) (3 hours)
ENG 563 Forms of Fiction (3 hours)
 
Electives (choose 9 hours)
 
ENG 505 Writing Workshops (Special Topics)(3 hours)
ENG 591 Seminar, Selected Topics* (3 hours)
ENG 594 Conference and Workshop (Fiction) (3-6 hours)
ENG 663 Fiction Genres* (3 hours)
ENG 680 First Book Seminar (3 hours)
 
LITERATURE COURSES (24 hours)
 
Required (9 hours)
 
ENG 538 Studies in Modern and Contemporary American Literature (3 hours)
ENG 539 Studies in Modernist and Postmodern Literature and Theory (fiction topics, 3 hours)
ENG 665 Creative Methods, Fiction (3 hours)
 
Electives (choose 15 hours)
Any 400, 500, or 600 level English course relevant to the student’s program of study, and up to six hours of credit in class work outside the department of English (for example, courses at the 400, 500, or 600 level in theater, music, dance, photography, fine printing and bookbinding, papermaking, or editing and publishing), subject to the approval of the director of creative writing, the chair of the student’s supervisory committee (if designated), and the dean of the Graduate College.
 
Possible English courses include:
ENG 537 Studies in Modern and Contemporary British Literature (3 hours)
ENG 543 Studies in Anglophone Literatures (3 hours)
ENG 545 Studies in Women’s Literature (3 hours)
ENG 550 Translation (3 hours)
ENG 584 Internship* (3-6 hours)
ENG 591 Seminar (Selected Topics, 3 hours)
ENG 593 Pedagogy (3 hours)
ENG 594 Conference and Workshop (TA Seminar) (4 hours)
ENG 598 Special Topics* (3 hours)
ENG 667 Writing for the Professions (3 hours)
 
*May be repeated for credit if topics are distinct. 

 MFA COURSE REQUIREMENTS - POETRY   back to top
A 48-hour Program of Study
 
WRITING COURSES (24 hours)
 
Students are expected to satisfy the degree requirements in the genre in which they are accepted. Exceptions must be approved by the director of creative writing, the chair of the student’s supervisory committee, the dean of the Graduate College, and the instructor. Electives may be taken out of genre, with the permission of the instructor.
 
Required (15 hours)
 
ENG 580 Practicum (9 hours)
ENG 594 Graduate Poetry Workshop (3 hours)
ENG 562 Forms of Poetry (3 hours)
 
Electives (choose 9 hours)
 
ENG 505 Writing Workshop (3 hours)
ENG 591 Seminar, Selected Topics* (3 hours)
ENG 594 Conference and Workshop (Poetry) (3-6 hours)
ENG 662 Poetic Genres* (3 hours)
ENG 680 First Book Seminar (3 hours)
 
LITERATURE COURSES (24 hours)
 
Required (9 hours)
 
ENG 538 Studies in Modern and Contemporary American Literature (3 hours)
ENG 539 Studies in Modernist and Postmodern Literature and Theory (poetry topics, 3 hours)
ENG 665 Creative Methods, Poetry (3 hours)
 
Electives (choose 15 hours)
 
Any 400, 500, or 600 level English course relevant to the student’s program of study, and up to six hours of credit in class work outside the department of English (for example, courses at the 400, 500, or 600 level in theater, music, dance, photography, fine printing and bookbinding, papermaking, or editing and publishing), subject to the approval of the director of creative writing, the chair of the student’s supervisory committee (if designated), and the dean of the Graduate College.
 
Possible English courses might include:
 
ENG 537 Studies in Modern and Contemporary British Literature (3 hours)
ENG 543 Studies in Anglophone Literatures (3 hours)
ENG 545 Studies in Women’s Literature (3 hours)
ENG 550 Translation (3 hours)
ENG 584 Internship* (3-6 hours)
ENG 591 Seminar (Selected Topics, 3 hours)
ENG 593 Pedagogy (3 hours)
ENG 594 Conference and Workshop (TA Seminar) (4 hours)
ENG 598 Special Topics* (3 hours)
ENG 667 Writing for the Professions (3 hours)
 
*May be repeated for credit if topics are distinct.