Litowitz Creative Writing Graduate Program MFA+MA
The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.
|Five 400-level seminars in English 1|
|One additional literature or theory course at the 300- or 400-level, in English or another department or program. 2|
|ENGLISH 403-0||Writers' Studies in Literature (three seminars)|
|ENGLISH 493-0||Elements of Craft (first year; a guided writing workshop)|
|ENGLISH 494-0||Mapping the MFA Thesis (second year; a guided writing workshop)|
|Four quarters of MFA Writing Workshop:|
|Cross-Genre Creative Writing Workshop|
|MFA Poetry Workshop|
|MFA Fiction Workshop|
|MFA Creative Nonfiction Workshop|
|ENGLISH 571-0||Teaching Creative Writing (first year)|
|ENGLISH 491-0||Editorial Practicum (two quarters, summers, noncredit)|
|ENGLISH 490-0||Independent Reading (three quarters, when working as a TA)|
|ENGLISH 591-0||MFA Thesis Tutorial (three quarters, in third year)|
Two of which must be pre-1800 and two of which must be post-1800; students must also take three English 403-0.
300-level courses satisfying this requirement must be approved by TGS for graduate credit and they require additional graduate-level work specifically designed and supervised by the faculty member teaching the course. Taking a 300-level course also requires permission of the DGS.
Other Degree Requirements
- First Year Review
- Satisfactory completion of an article-length literary critical essay in the late spring of year two. This 20-25 page capstone essay will typically be an expanded version of an essay written for an English Department graduate seminar, revised in response to comments from, and as appropriate in consultation with, the seminar instructor.
- Satisfactory completion of an MFA Thesis: the first draft of a book-length work of original fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or mixed-genre work.