60 total credits required
Reach your potential as a novelist, poet, young adult author or teacher through the online Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. MFA students complete 30 credit hours each year to finish the program in as little as two years. In addition to the online courses, EOU tailors the first year to focus on writing workshops, and you’ll complete your thesis during your second year. You can select a Young Adult emphasis, developing talents for inspiring a new generation of readers.
The summer residency will bring your MFA cohort together in a tight-knit group, providing a creative experience and inspiration for the online portion of the program. Some MFA students pursue an optional third year to write a second thesis in another genre. While seeking an MFA, you will hone your writing craft and develop creative skills for success.
EOU offers a generous transfer policy for course credits to make learning even more affordable and accessible. The online MFA in Creative Writing program accepts up to 15 transfer credits.
Required Residency Courses
Required Post-Residency Course
Required Distance Courses
The creative thesis is prepared under the supervision of faculty mentors. The thesis is a book-length original work in the student’s major genre and is based on creative work undertaken during the previous residencies and mentorship periods. Prerequisite: acceptance into MFA program, second year status, consent of instructor, a clear written plan of study and statement of a proposed project.
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