Apr 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Creative Writing, Poetry Concentration, MFA

Total Hours Required for Degree:  60

Program Admission

In addition to the general requirements for admission  to the William J. Doré, Sr. School of Graduate Studies, applicants for admission to the Creative Writing, Poetry Concentration, MFA program must meet the following requirements:

  • Adequate preparation as determined by the department head and the major professor. Students should submit a selection of 15 to 20 poems, several short stories, or a few chapters from a novel with a letter of application to the department head.


  • ENGL Electives (500/600 Level) - 21 hours
  • ENGL Electives (600 Level) - 6 hours

General Notes

  • Credits applied must be earned within 8 calendar years from the time the student first enrolled in the program.
  • No grades below C and not more than 6 credit hours of C work can be applied toward the degree.
  • Only transfer credits with a grade of B or better may be applied toward the degree.