MFA Learning Outcomes

The low-residency MFA in Creative Writing is designed to balance the modern writer’s need for both solitude and community, for both freedom and responsibility—to give our students the freedom as well as the discipline to write. Our comprehensive approach to creative writing pedagogy incorporates instruction in the craft, community, and profession of creative writing, educating our students in every aspect of the craft of writing and the writing life.

While each student follows an individualized course of study, in general, students who graduate with our low-residency MFA in Creative Writing degree will have the skills to:

  • Initiate a variety of literary lives
  • Develop technical proficiency in one or more genres
  • Engage in deep investigations of the writing life
  • Hone the literary networking skills that sustain a creative livelihood
  • Find audiences for their work