Creative Writing- Master of Fine Arts

For information, contact:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of English
356 Bachelor Hall, 513-529-7530

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. The program has an additional focus on pedagogy, and students enroll in creative writing and literature classes on campus while learning and practicing the craft of teaching creative writing.

Program Requirements

ENG 605Issues in the Profession2
ENG 631Writing in the Genres: Residential Workshop 14,4,4,4
ENG 635Reading for Writing: Literary Forms4
ENG 700Research for Master's Thesis6
2 English Literature Seminars at the 600 level or above. Select 2 of the following. 28
Literary Theories and Their Histories
Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies
Studies in Renaissance Literature
Studies in 19th-Century English Literature
Studies in 20th and 21st Century British and Irish Literature
Studies in American Literature, 1800-1865
Studies in American Literature, 1865-1919
Studies in Modern American Literature, 1919 to Present
Histories and Methodologies in Literary and Cultural Studies
Total Credit Hours36

Repeated 4 times.


May include up to 4 credit hours of ENG 710, ENG 751 or ENG 780 with department approval.