Effective Presentation and Publication
Creative Writing M.F.A. graduates produce work suitable for public presentation, publication, and other forms of creative expression that fit their post-graduate plans.
Thesis Production and Defense
Creative Writing M.F.A. graduates produce and defend a thesis-length creative document that is characterized by its originality and excellence of expression and informed by its critical introduction and/or afterword.
Discrete Area Mastery
Creative Writing M.F.A. graduates will persuasively defend, in the oral examination, the coherence of their plan of study and their mastery of a discrete area of the discipline.
Pedagogy and Teaching
Creative Writing M.F.A. graduates who teach composition or assist faculty in teaching courses in the English major will exemplify pedagogical understanding and practice that qualifies them to teach similar courses at other colleges and universities.