Jan 17, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

English and Creative Writing, M.A./M.F.A.


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The dual degree combines the Master of Arts in English and the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. It was created for students who wish to combine the practice and study of creative writing with literary scholarship. The dual degree is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in teaching English and creative writing at the university, community college or secondary-school level.

Dual degree students must:

  1. Be admitted to both degree programs.
  2. Be enrolled concurrently in both programs.
  3. Complete all requirements for each degree program, including the thesis for the MA in English and the MFA in Creative Writing.
  4. Students already enrolled in either the MA or the MFA must apply and be admitted to the dual degree program before completing a maximum of 27 credits of study.
  5. Dual degree students wishing to receive one diploma before the other must complete a minimum of 36 credits and the MA Thesis (for the MA) or MFA Thesis (for the MFA).

Requirements for the Dual Degree Program: Master of Arts in English and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Students pursuing the Dual Degree Program: Master of Arts in English and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing are held to the University's Academic Policies and Procedures . In addition these specific degree standards apply:

  • Minimum grade "C+" or above required in all coursework.
  • Maintain 3.000 GPA in the degree.
  • Complete 54 credits, at least 48 credits must be in residence.
  • Complete, prepare and defend a thesis for the MA in English and the MFA in Creative Writing

The following courses make up the Dual Degree Program curriculum:

twelve credits of the following (12 credits)


Courses are repeatable for advanced workshop credit and may be taken in any combination for a total of 12 credits.

nine of the following (27 credits)


total credits 54


*HUM 500  must be taken twice for 1½ credits to satisfy one 3 credit elective course.

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