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Course Options

Students in the MFA in Writing Program choose 45 credit hours of coursework from the options below. Additionally, all students enroll in the 3-credit Graduate Thesis at the end of their program. Classes are offered intermittently on a rotating schedule. There are no required classes (other than the thesis) and no class prerequisites; students may choose the coursework that works best for them. Please see the instructors’ course descriptions for more details about the classes we offer. 

In-Class 9-Credit Clusters

Flash Fiction Cluster
IMF 53200 Advanced Focused Fiction Workshop
IMF 54100 Special Topics Focused Workshop
IMF 53900 Advanced Studies Contemporary Fiction

Fiction Cluster
IMF 53500 Fiction Writing Workshop
IMF 53600 Fundamentals of Contemporary Fiction
IMF 53700 Selected Emphases in Fiction

Advanced Fiction Cluster
IMF 51900 Advanced Fiction Genres
IMF 53800 Advanced Fiction Workshop
IMF 55900 Advanced Studies in Prose Collection

Studies in Fiction Cluster
IMF 51600 Fiction Genres
IMF 54000 Advanced Studies in Fiction
IMF 57900 Advanced Studies in Film

Prose Poetry Cluster
IMF 52000 Advanced Poetry Genres
IMF 53000 Advanced Studies in Poetry
IMF 55500 Prose Workshop

Confessional Poetry Cluster
IMF 51700 Poetry Genres
IMF 52100 Focused Poetry Workshop
IMF 53300 Advanced Focused Nonfiction Workshop

Poetry Cluster
IMF 52500 Poetry Writing Workshop
IMF 52600 Craft of Poetry
IMF 52700 Selected Emphases in Poetry

Advanced Poetry Cluster
IMF 52800 Advanced Poetry Workshop
IMF 52900 Advanced Studies Craft of Poetry
IMF 53100 Advanced Focused Poetry Workshop

Creative Nonfiction Cluster
IMF 54500 Creative Nonfiction Workshop
IMF 54600 The Personal Essay & Memoir
IMF 54700 The Lyric Essay

Advanced Creative Nonfiction Cluster
IMF 54800 Advanced Studies in Nonfiction
IMF 54900 Advanced Studies Personal Essay & Memoir
IMF 55000 Advanced Studies in Lyric Essay

Prose Cluster
IMF 52200 Focused Fiction Workshop
IMF 52300 Focused Nonfiction Workshop
IMF 55600 The Prose Collection

Narrative Journalism Cluster
IMF 56500 Writing for Publications
IMF 56600 Narrative Journalism
IMF 56700 Readings in Narrative Journalism

Advanced Narrative Journalism Cluster
IMF 56800 Advanced Studies in Journalism
IMF 56900 Advanced Studies in Narrative Journalism
IMF 57000 Advanced Journalism Readings

Scriptwriting Cluster
IMF 57500 Scriptwriting Workshop
IMF 57600 The Narrative Arc in Film
IMF 57700 Script Analysis

Advanced Scriptwriting Cluster
IMF 52400 Focused Scriptwriting Workshop
IMF 53400 Advanced Focused Scriptwriting Workshop
IMF 57800 Advanced Scriptwriting

Writing for the MFA Cluster
IMF 51500 Creative Writing for the MFA
IMF 51800 Advanced Creative Writing
IMF 58000 Advanced Script Analysis

Journal Editing Cluster
IMF 55700 The Literary Journal
IMF 55800 Advanced Studies in Prose
IMF 56000 Advanced Studies in the Literary Journal


Online 3-Credit Classes

Fiction courses:
IMF 51600 Fiction Genres (3)
IMF 51900 Advanced Fiction Genres (3)
IMF 52200 Focused Fiction Workshop (3)
IMF 53200 Advanced Focused Fiction Workshop (3)
IMF 53500 Fiction Writing Workshop (3)
IMF 53600 Fundamentals of Contemporary Fiction (3)
IMF 53700 Selected Emphases in Fiction (3)
IMF 53800 Advanced Fiction Workshop (3)
IMF 53900 Advanced Studies in Contemporary Fiction (3)
IMF 54100 Special Topics Focused Workshop (3)
IMF 54300 Genre Fiction as Literature (3)
IMF 54400 Genre Fiction Workshop (3)
IMF 55600 The Prose Collection (3)
IMF 57300 The Literary Novel (3)
IMF 57400 Literary Novel Workshop (3)

Poetry courses:
IMF 51700 Poetry Genres (3)
IMF 52100 Focused Poetry Workshop (3)
IMF 52500 Poetry Writing Workshop (3)
IMF 52600 The Craft of Poetry (3)
IMF 52700 Selected Emphases in Poetry (3)
IMF 52800 Advanced Poetry Workshop (3)
IMF 52900 Advanced Studies in Craft of Poetry (3)
IMF 53100 Advanced Focused Poetry Workshop (3)
IMF 54100 Special Topics Focused Workshop (3)

Creative Nonfiction courses:
IMF 52300 Focused Nonfiction Workshop (3)
IMF 53300 Advanced Focused Nonfiction Workshop (3)
IMF 54100 Special Topics Focused Workshop (3)
IMF 54500 Creative Nonfiction Workshop (3)
IMF 54600 The Personal Essay (3)
IMF 54700 The Lyric Essay (3)
IMF 55600 The Prose Collection (3)
IMF 56600 Narrative Journalism

Additional course options:
IMF 52400 Focused Scriptwriting Workshop (3)
IMF 55700 The Literary Journal (3)

Final Thesis Requirement:
IMF 58999 Graduate Thesis (3)

This program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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