Writing M.F.A., Online Option

48 credit hours

The online option for the MFA in Writing Program focuses on the practice and study of creative writing. Online coursework includes writing workshops, craft classes, and literature classes. Students may focus their coursework on one preferred writing genre, or they may choose coursework from all the genres offered online

An online MFA student may take up to three online three-credit courses per quarter. Depending on a student’s coursework load, the MFA degree can be completed in anywhere from one and a half years up to five years.

Applicants to the online MFA program who do not already possess a Lindenwood transcript must submit either a notarized photo ID or an official GRE score. For score reporting, the Lindenwood University code is 6367.

The MFA in Writing degree is a 48-hour program, with the final three credit hours dedicated to a thesis in the writer’s chosen genre. The online Graduate Thesis is offered every quarter to allow students to complete their degree in the amount of time that works best for them. There are no prerequisite classes for any MFA in Writing classes; the classes may be taken in any order and from any genre. Students choose fifteen classes from the list below, along with the Graduate Thesis. Classes are offered intermittently.

Curriculum

Online Fiction courses:

IMF 51600Fiction Genres

3

IMF 51900Advanced Fiction Genres

3

IMF 52200Focused Fiction Workshop

3

IMF 53200Advanced Focused Fiction Workshop

3

IMF 53500Fiction Writing Workshop

3

IMF 53600Fundamentals of Contemporary Fiction

3

IMF 53700Selected Emphases in Fiction

3

IMF 53800Advanced Fiction Workshop

3

IMF 53900Advanced Studies Contemporary Fiction

3

Online Poetry courses:

IMF 51700Poetry Genres

IMF 52100Focused Poetry Workshop

3

IMF 52500Poetry Writing Workshop

3

IMF 52600The Craft of Poetry: Prosody and Language

3

IMF 52700Selected Emphases in Poetry

3

IMF 52800Advanced Poetry Workshop

3

IMF 52900Advanced Studies Craft of Poetry

3

IMF 53100Advanced Focused Poetry Workshop

3

Online Creative Nonfiction courses:

IMF 52300Focused Nonfiction Workshop

3

IMF 53300Advanced Focused Nonfiction Workshop

3

IMF 54500Creative Nonfiction Workshop

3

IMF 54600The Personal Essay and Memoir

3

IMF 54700The Lyric Essay

3

IMF 55600The Prose Collection

3

Additional Online courses:

IMF 52400Focused Scriptwriting Workshop

3

IMF 54100Special Topics Focused Workshop

3

IMF 55700The Literary Journal

3

IMF 56600Narrative Journalism

3