Studio Emphasis

Degree Requirements

The MFA degree with a Studio emphasis is a 39-credit hour program that combines a traditional approach to the creative, the scholarly, and the practical. To earn the degree, students must complete:

  • 12 credit hours of MFA Workshops in their genre (fiction or poetry)
  • 15 credit hours of Literature course electives
  • 6 credit hours of Creative Writing course electives
  • 6 credit hours of thesis, working under the mentorship of a faculty advisor
  • Final thesis and an oral defense

Creative Writing electives include courses, such as: Reading for Writers; Publishing Practicum; Special Topics in Creative Writing, and the MFA Workshop in the other genre.

There are no period requirements for the Literature course electives. Literature courses are offered through the joint CofC/Citadel M.A. in English program.