MFA Timeline

MFA Degree Program Requirements

Year 1

Fall

Editorial Assistant, Epoch Literary Magazine

  • Enroll in: MFA Seminar, 2 Additional courses,* Grad Research

  • Select one committee chair

Spring

Editorial Assistant, Epoch Literary Magazine

  • Enroll in: MFA Seminar, 2 Additional courses,* Grad Research

  • Select one minor committee member
  • Meet with full committee before term ends

Summer

Knight Institute Teaching Internship: 6 weeks

  • Enroll in: Teaching Writing 7100, Grad Research


Year 2

Fall

Teaching Assistant: First-Year Writing Seminar(1 section)

  • Enroll in: MFA Seminar, 1 Additional course*, Grad Research

  • Advanced Pedagogy Sessions with DGST
  • Meet with full committee before term ends
     

Spring

Teaching Assistant: First-Year Writing Seminar(1 section)

  • Enroll in:MFA Seminar, CW Pedagogical & Thesis Seminar, Grad Research

  • Defend Thesis by 6/1
  • Attend Informational Lectureship Meeting
     

Summer

David L. Picket '84 Fellowship

  • Enroll in: Grad Research
  • Revise thesis & submit final document in ProQuest by 8/1

*Coursework requirements: 4 MFA seminars, Teaching Writing 7100, Pedagogical & Thesis Seminar, and 5 additional graduate level courses (at least 4 in English, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies or Modern or classical language, or theory) approved by your chair with no "INC" grades. One independent/directed/group study is permitted per student.


Please see the MFA in Creative Writing Procedural Guide for more details.

Philip H. Freund '29 Teaching Fellowship

Lectureship Year 1

Fall

  • Teach 2 courses(1 section each):
    First -Year Writing Seminar
    Creative Writing 2800

Spring

  • Teach 2 courses(1 section each):
    First -Year Writing Seminar
    Creative Writing 2800

Notes

Lectureship Year 1 appointment in contingent upon the applicant:

  • submitting a teaching application
  • completing degree requirements
  • defending thesis by 6/1*
  • filing thesis by 8/1*
    *these dates are subject to change based on academic calendar

Lectureship Year 2

Fall

  • Teach 2 courses(1 section each):
    First -Year Writing Seminar
    Creative Writing 2800

Spring

  • Teach 2 courses(1 section each):
    First -Year Writing Seminar
    Creative Writing 2800

Notes

Lectureship year 2 appointment is contingent upon the applicant:

  • submitting a teaching application
  • showing evidence of job/fellowship applications
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