Distinctive Features

An emphasis on preparing writers for the complete life of a literary artist.

Some MFA programs are designed to help aspiring writers complete a manuscript and find a publisher. The goals of this program are much broader.

Our MFA in Creative Writing graduates will demonstrate:

  • Mastery of creative writing skills in at least one of the following genres: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and writing for young people.
  • Critical reading, writing, and thinking skills required of a literary artist.
  • Knowledge of ethical dilemmas and social values of the literary arts.
  • Readiness to assume the working life of a professional writer, whether in academia, commercial or independent publishing, or within one’s community.

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