Our MFA students take a mix of creative-writing workshops in one (or more) of our five genres (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting), plus multi-genre graduate seminars on special topics, and coursework in creative-writing pedagogy and curriculum design.

You are required to complete six 1.5 unit classes and a nine-unit thesis. Typically, students take three courses in each of the first two terms of study and complete the thesis during the next three terms.

In the first year, you will take:

Potential electives include:

In the summer term between first and second year, you will take:

In the second year, you will take:

You may also choose to take additional elective courses to support your final creative project or your post-graduation goals.