Creative Writing

Our nationally recognized Creative Writing Program offers a one-year, intensive MFA in two program areas: Poetry and Fiction. The program prepares writers to teach creative writing at the university level and to become better critics of their own work as well as work written by others. Our department strives to make our students scholars of literature—that is, writers and critics aware of those upon whose shoulders they stand. Literature courses and familiarity with a second language are essential to our program’s stringent, global outlook.

In the department, a distinguished faculty of world-class novelists, poets, and critics lead small seminars, advise independent student writing, and engage in professional mentoring. Under the guidance of this faculty, students become better writers of original prose and poetry. Our department’s ultimate goal is to produce readers, critics, poets, and fiction writers of the highest quality.