Official transcript(s); acceptance to a gateway school and admission to a consortial degree program in English; three letters of recommendation; portfolio (15-20 pages of poetry or literary translation of poetry, 30 pages of fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting or prose and at least one finished work.)
The program requires 48 semester hours of graduate-level coursework, including a three-hour internship in teaching, editing or arts administration. There are six areas of coursework in the M.F.A.: Writing Workshops (15 hours); Craft and Theory Courses (6 hours); Literature Courses (9 hours); Internship (3 hours); Electives (9 hours); and Thesis (6 hours). The thesis must be submitted according to the general requirements established by the School of Graduate Studies and Research. The student is required to defend the thesis in an oral presentation before a committee of graduate faculty from a minimum of two consortium schools.
PROGRAM FEE: None