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Master of Fine Arts - Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing

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Program Overview

Launched in 2012, the Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing is a 48-hour workshop-based residency program that allows you to:

  • focus on poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction;
  • enjoy intensive instruction with dedicated professors;
  • gain practical publishing experience through SHSU's Texas Review Press and Texas Review.

In addition, students participate in writing workshops in fiction and poetry, undertake coursework in literary periods and types, and study critical theory.

M.F.A. candidates present an M.F.A. thesis: a book-length work (minimum 80 pages for poetry and 160 pages for prose—novel, short-story collection, essay collection, or other work of creative non-fiction).

Program Overview
Degree Type Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A) in Creative Writing, Publishing, and Editing
Length 48 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall/Spring
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

MFA in Creative Writing students in a writing workshop at the Wynne Home

"We're a community of fellow travelers, people who share a love of writing and literature, of character and story, of sound and sense. We want others to bounce our ideas off of, to provide us with feedback, or to just sit around with us over drinks and help us to sort things out in our head."

—Dr. Scott Kaukonen, Director


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