Forms Courses: All MFA students must take a forms course appropriate to their genre of study in their first semester. In fact, fall semester sections are forms courses are reserved specifically for entering MFA students each year. In later spring semesters, MFA students may take a forms course outside their genre of study. MA in English students also take forms courses in the spring to meet their programs' writing requirements.
Craft Seminars: All MFA students must take two craft seminars, both appropriate to their genre of study. Students may take additional craft seminars in and out of their genre of study as appropriate.
Writing Workshops: All MFA students must take three workshops, two at the 600-level and one at the 700-level, all appropriate to their genre of study. One of the 600-level workshops should be the writing workshop appropriate to your genre of study (ENGH 616-618). The other 600-level workshop can be a repeat with a different instructor or a special topics is writing course (ENGH 619).
Literature Courses (a sampling): All MFA students must take two literature courses. The English department offers several literature courses each semester. Some of these literature courses are taught by MA in English faculty and some are taught by MFA faculty.
Independent Studies: (All independent studies (ENGH 798) must be proposed and approved. Students are limited to the number of independent studies they can take during their academic career. Independent studies may be used to meet a literature requirement and elective requirements.
The MFA Faculty: