Program Coordinator: Alan Davis, PhDWeld 202, (218) email@example.com
The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing and Publishing is a degree for students who wish to improve their creative writing abilities on the graduate level and prepare professionally to work in publishing (or allied professions) or to teach college composition or creative writing.
The program is designed to be completed on either a full-time or a
part-time basis. Students usually complete the program in two and a half
to five years. The MFA is a terminal degree. Most of the student’s work
will be in actual writing courses, in required courses or tutorials, and in thesis preparation.
Detailed information on these requirements and department
policies and procedures may be obtained from the MFA Graduate Program
The items listed below are required for admission to this program; only complete files are reviewed. Send all materials to:
Graduate Studies OfficeMSU Moorhead1104 7th Ave. S.Moorhead, MN 56563Application Deadines: February 1 for Fall Semester and October 15 for Spring Semester
Core Requirements (34-37 credits)ENGL 502 Introduction to Publishing (3)ENGL 552 Craft (3)ENGL 562 Practicum in Publishing (3)MFA 674 Teaching (3) MFA 688 Workshop (18-21 credits). Students must earn a minimum of 18 workshop credits in MFA 688. MFA 699 Thesis (4 credits). Students must complete
a thesis. Students must also present an oral discourse to the thesis
committee following completion of the thesis, based on the thesis and
the student's program of study. Students must complete a public reading
of his or her thesis work.
Electives (5-8 credits)
Students need to earn at least 5-8 credits in graduate-level courses. These courses are to be chosen in close consultation with a faculty advisor. Graduate level courses in MFA, English, or other multi-disciplinary or professional graduate courses
may be used to satisfy this requirement with the permission of the
Coordinator of the Creative Writing program and the student's MFA
advisor. With the approval of the Coordinator and instructors, candidates may substitute MFA 669 Internship (1-6 credits) for part for all of the above elective credits.
With the approval of instructors and graduate coordinator, up to six credits of MFA 669 and MFA 688 may be taken on a pass/fail basis.
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Publishing Website
Graduate Application Form
MFA Reference Form
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