Creative Writing- Master of Fine Arts

For information, contact:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of English
356 Bachelor Hall, 513-529-7530
www.MiamiOH.edu/english/graduate

The MFA in Creative Writing prepares students to launch a career in fiction writing, screenwriting, poetry, or creative nonfiction. Students produce a high-quality, publishable portfolio of creative writing, receive practical advice about the literary marketplace, and develop a sophisticated understanding of the literary field. Students may choose between two tracks, a low-residency MFA in Creative Writing: Guided Individual Study and a residential MFA in Creative Writing: Creative Writing & Pedagogy. Students in the Guided Individual Study track work individually with mentors in an online setting during fall and spring semesters, gathering on campus for intensive writing residencies during winter and summer terms. Students in the Creative Writing and Pedagogy track enroll in creative writing and literature classes on campus while learning and practicing the craft of teaching creative writing.

Program Requirements

ENG 631Writing in the Genres: Residential Workshop 116
ENG 635Reading for Writing: Literary Forms4
Research for Creative Project or Master's Thesis2
Total Credit Hours22
1

Repeated 4 times.

Creative Writing and Pedagogy Track

ENG 605Issues in the Profession2
ENG 700Research for Master's Thesis6
3 English Literature Seminars at the 600 level or above 112
Total Credit Hours20
1

May include up to 4 credit hours of ENG 751 or ENG 780 with department approval. 

 Guided Individual Study

ENG 632First Non-Residential Semester Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing5
ENG 633Second Non-Residential Semester in Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing5
ENG 634Third Non-Residential Semester Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing5
ENG 636Fourth Non-Residential Semester in Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing5
Total Credit Hours20