Arts & Cultural Management Emphasis

Degree Requirements

The MFA degree with an Arts & Cultural Management emphasis is a 39-credit hour program that allows students to also earn a Graduate Certificate in Arts & Cultural Management. To earn the degree and certificate, students must complete:

  • 12 credit hours of MFA Workshops in their genre (fiction or poetry)
  • 15 credits hours of Arts & Cultural Management (ARCM) courses
  • 3 credit hours of a Literature course elective
  • 3 credit hours of a Creative Writing course elective 
  • 6 credit hours of thesis, working under the mentorship of a faculty advisor
  • Final thesis and an oral defense

Students interested in the MFA degree with the ARCM curriculum emphasis will need to apply to the Arts & Cultural Management Graduate Certificate program after they have been officially admitted to the MFA program. For questions concerning ARCM, please contact Dr. Kate Keeney, ARCM Director (