The MFA thesis and its oral defense are required of all degree candidates.
We don’t believe in any particular school of writing; we have no wish to foster or found one.
Criticism in the writing workshop here attempts to fulfill the design of a poem or a story on its own terms.
Students major in English by taking courses in a wide variety of media, genres, topics, and historical periods.
All students are introduced to the major by completing twenty units spread over courses in writing, any one of many topics courses, and the gateway series to the English major.
Our program is made up of six in-residence faculty and approximately forty-five graduate students.
The faculty teach at all levels of the curriculum; graduate student TAs teach introductory and intermediate undergraduate creative writing courses.
Graduates of the Programs in Writing receive a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in English.
Our curriculum includes four hundred annual writing courses, offered both onsite and online, taught by a diverse corps of two hundred published and produced professionals.
The Creative Writing Program is an interdisciplinary minor program offered by the Office of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Division of Undergraduate Studies in the College of Letters & Science.
The approved courses students take to satisfy the minor course requirements are offered by over forty departments and programs on campus.