Graduate Admissions

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Be Enrolled Part-Time?
Only by special arrangement. Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office if you would like to pursue the option of part-time study.
When Do Classes Meet?
MFA Creative Nonfiction classes are held Monday-Thursdays; each class meets one day per week and is scheduled for one of three regular time blocks: 12:30-3:20pm, 3:30-6:20pm, or 6:30-9:20pm.
How Is the Program Structured?
The MFA Creative Nonfiction program is 48 credits, designed to be completed in three years of full-time study. Year one and two consist of required workshops and literature classes; year three is focused on the thesis. Classes are 3 hours of credit, except for thesis hours, which are variable. All courses and are taught by full-time faculty in the Creative Writing Department.
What Kind of Background Does a Successful Applicant Typically Have?
We are looking for a variety of motivated writing students—most will come from a strong literary background. All will come ready to spend three years engaged in intensive study and practice of literary nonfiction as a vibrant historical and evolving genre.
Are There Any Program-Specific Scholarships Available?
Students may opt to take the Composition Theory & Praxis course, which, upon successful completion, qualifies them to teach Writing and Rhetoric courses as a Graduate Student Instructor (paid position). For a complete listing of College-wide scholarships, click here.
Who Are the Core Faculty?
For a listing of full-time faculty, click here.
Who Are Some Noteworthy Alumni?
The Creative Writing - Nonfition program enrolled its first class in the Fall of 2010.

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