M.F.A. ACADEMIC COURSE PLAN
M.F.A. Candidates must complete 42 hours of course work plus 6 hours of Thesis Research.
15 hours of writing workshops in Drama (ENGL 7008), Fiction (ENGL 7006), Literary
Nonfiction (ENGL 7001), Poetry (ENGL 7007), Screenwriting (ENGL 7009). NOTE: At least
three of these hours must be outside your primary genre. No more than 12 hours of any one of
these courses can be counted toward the degree.
3 hours of a forms course, usually in your primary genre: Forms of Prose Fiction
(ENGL 7106), Prosody and Poetic Forms (ENGL 7107), Forms of Film Writing 7109.
NOTE: Consult The General Catalog for maximum semester hours of credit allowed in
each of these.
12 hours of non-creative writing classes within the English Department or outside the
Department with special permission from advisor or major professor, Director of
Creative Writing, and Director of Graduate Studies. NOTE: ENGL 7915 (required of
most new GTAs teaching English composition) belongs here, if needed.