Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (M.F.A.)
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing offers exceptional, hands-on training in the production of creative works across the genres of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and screenwriting.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to:
- Analyze how well creative pieces follow the conventions of their genres.
- Produce creative work that follows conventions of a given genre.
- Produce research using knowledge of the literature of the discipline as well as current scholarly works applicable to a given genre.
- Evaluate creative pieces in the context of a Christian worldview.
Program Specific Admission Procedures
In addition to the general admission requirements, specific admission procedures to the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program are as follows:
- Official transcripts indicating successful completion of a baccalaureate degree program from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.) must be mailed directly from the Registrar of the college(s) attended to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
- Applicants should hold a cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00 for undergraduate study. Applicants who hold a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.50 to 2.99 on a 4.00 scale may be eligible for admission on Cautionary status.
- Writing Sample: A creative writing sample of one creative writing work of at least 2,500 words or a culmination or writing samples totaling 2,500 words. A sample of one or more poems totaling a minimum of 750 words may also be submitted. Song lyrics are not accepted at this time as writing samples.
- Department/Faculty Admission Decision Required.
A maximum of fifty-percent of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level. In order to transfer credit, students must have earned the minimum grade of B-, and courses must have been completed within 10 years of the start date of the program. No core courses may be transferred from another institution. Credits from a prior degree on the same academic level earned through Liberty University are considered transfer credits.