236 Bay State Rd.
Boston MA 02215

Phone: (617)353-2510


Contact: Aaron Kerner.


"The Graduate MFA is an eight-course, thirty-two credit program. Generally students must complete all coursework, as well as all other degree requirements, by the end of their second academic year. At least four of the courses taken must be workshops in either fiction, poetry, or drama, or (when permitted) a combination thereof. Generally these workshops are part of a fixed program, taken in sequence, which all of the students admitted in a given year will complete as a cohort. The four remaining courses are normally graduate-level literature courses, and must constitute a coherent program of study, to be approved by the director. It is possible to take a course (or courses) in another department, provided that these are demonstrably essential to the student’s creative work, and show a strong emphasis in reading literary, as opposed to purely scholarly or academic, texts."