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- Total Credits Required for Degree48
- Note: Students who have taken a graduate course in critical theory should replace these 4 credits with a literature seminar (see below).
- Core Options8
- Choose 8 credits from the Literature Seminars, or 4 credits from the Literature Seminars and 4 credits from Pedagogy/Literacy/Linguistics
- Literature Seminars
- EN 530 Major Authors (4 cr.)
- EN 560 Literary Movements (4 cr.)
- EN 515 English Grammar and Usage (4 cr.)
- Specialty Area Workshops12-16
- EN 500 Fiction Workshop (1-6 cr.)
- EN 600 Fiction Workshop (1-6 cr.)
- EN 501 Poetry Workshop (1-6 cr.)
- EN 601 Poetry Workshop (1-6 cr.)
- Creative Nonfiction
- EN 502 Nonfiction Workshop (1-6 cr.)
- EN 602 Creative Nonfiction Workshop (1-6 cr.)
- Electives may be chosen from among all 500 or 600 level English courses. No more than 8 of the 16 credits may be cognates, with approval of the student's adviser.
- Thesis (Book length manuscript*)8-12
- EN 699A Thesis (1-6 cr.)
*Students must meet all requirements stated in the Graduate Bulletin. Master of Fine Arts thesis requirements are as follows:
- Poetry: a minimum of 50 pages of poetry and at least one critical paper of 10 to 20 pages.
- Creative nonfiction, fiction, hybrid or mixed theses: a minimum of 180 manuscript pages of the candidate’s work and at least one critical paper of 10 to 20 pages.
- All thesis credits are devoted to a single project.
Prior to graduation, Master of Fine Arts candidates will read from their theses in a celebration event before faculty and invited guests.