An additional member may be added to represent an interdisciplinary field.The university system of special committees allows students to design their own courses of study within a broad framework established by the department, and it encourages a close working relationship between professors and students, promoting freedom and flexibility in the pursuit of the graduate degree.
We also offer a large and diverse graduate faculty with competence in a wide range of literary, theoretical and cultural fields.
Every student chooses a special committee of two faculty members who work closely alongside the student to design a course of study within the broad framework established by the department.
Each year the department enrolls only eight MFA students, four in each concentration.
Our small size allows us to offer a generous financial support package that fully funds every student.
A graduate student may also serve as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate lecture course taught by a member of the Department of English faculty.
Optional MFA Lecturer Appointments Degree recipients who are actively seeking outside funding/employment are eligible to apply to teach for one or two years as a lecturer.
Applicants are not required to take the GRE test or meet a specified GPA minimum. No applications, additional materials or revisions will be accepted after the deadline.
To Apply: All applications and supplemental materials must be submitted on-line through the Graduate School application system. MFA Program Application Requirements Checklist Fiction applicants: Your sample must be between 6,000 and 10,000 words, typed, double-spaced, in a conventional 12- or 14-point font.
While completing your application, you may save and edit your data. It may be an excerpt from a larger work or a combination of several works.
Once you click “submit,” your application will be closed for changes. Once you pay and click submit, you will not be able to make any changes or revisions. Poetry applicants: Your sample must be 10 pages in length and include a combination of several poems, where possible.