MFA in Writing & Publishing (Residential)

Sample Course Schedules

These sample course schedules are based on a 64-credit graduation requirement.

Typical 2-Year Schedule

Semester 1 (Fall): 16 credits

  • Forms (5 credits)
  • Publishing and Fieldwork (5 credits)
  • Craft Modules (1 cred ea. 5 creds total)
  • Internship (1 credit)

Semester 2 (Spring): 16 Credits

  • Workshop (3 credits)
  • Professional Development (2 credits)
  • Publishing and Fieldwork II (5 credits)
  • Craft Modules (1 cred ea. 5 creds total)
  • Internship (1 credit)

Semester 3 (Fall): 16 Credits

  • Thesis Seminar (5 credits)
  • Critical Essay (3 credits)
  • Professional Development (2 credits)
  • Craft Modules (1 cred ea. 5 creds total)
  • Internship (1 credit)

Semester 4 (Spring): 16 Credits

  • Thesis Advisory (10 credits)
  • Craft Modules (1 cred ea. 5 creds total)
  • Internship (1 credit)

Example 3-Year Schedule

Semester 1 (Fall): 11 Credits

  • Forms (5 credits)
  • Publishing and Fieldwork (5 credits)
  • Craft Module (1 credit)

Semester 2 (Spring): 11 Credits

  • Workshop (3 credits)
  • Publishing and Fieldwork (5 credits)
  • Craft Modules (1 cred ea. 3 creds total)

Semester 3 (Fall): 9 Credits

  • Professional Development (2 credits)
  • Craft Modules (1 cred ea. 5 creds total)
  • Internships (min 30 hrs; 2 credits total)

Semester 4 (Spring): 12 Credits

  • Workshop (3 credits)
  • Professional Development (2 credits)
  • Craft Modules (1 cred ea. 5 creds total)
  • Internships (min 30 hrs; 2 credits total)

Semester 5 (Fall): 11 Credits

  • Thesis Seminar (5 credits)
  • Critical Essay (3 credits)
  • Craft Modules (1 cred ea. 3 creds total)

Semester 6 (Spring): 10 Credits

  • Thesis Advisory (10 credits)