Creative Writing (M.F.A.)

Creative Writing (M.F.A.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Foundational Courses
ENGL 600Editing and Publishing3
ENGL 601Writing as Cultural Engagement3
ENGL 612Contemporary Literature3
WRIT 501Research Methods and Bibliography 13
Total Hours12

WRIT 501 Research Methods and Bibliography (3 c.h.) should be the first course taken during the student's first semester

Core Creative Writing Courses
WRIT 610Writing Fiction3
WRIT 611Writing Poetry3
WRIT 612Creative Nonfiction3
WRIT 613Creative Screenwriting3
Total Hours12
Workshop Courses
Choose six credit hours from the following courses (Workshop courses are repeatable):6
Fiction Workshop
Poetry Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Creative Screenwriting Workshop
Total Hours6
Creative Writing Elective Courses
Elective 13
Elective 13
Elective 13
Elective 13
Total Hours12

Choose from the following courses: WRIT 650 Fiction Workshop (3 c.h.), WRIT 651 Poetry Workshop (3 c.h.), WRIT 652 Creative Nonfiction Workshop (3 c.h.), WRIT 653 Creative Screenwriting Workshop (3 c.h.), any Graduate level ENGL course, or any approved writing Elective. Workshop courses are repeatable.

Thesis Courses
WRIT 689Thesis Proposal and Research 13
WRIT 690Thesis Defense3
Total Hours6

While WRIT 689 Thesis Proposal and Research (3 c.h.) may be taken more than once, only one enrollment in the course will be permitted to count toward degree requirements

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 48 hours
  • A maximum of 50% 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
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ &D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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