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Exit Requirements

To successfully complete the MFA in Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, students will complete 42-45 credit hours as detailed in the curriculum. They will successfully complete the Writer in the World practicum sequence.  All students will complete a book-length manuscript and a lengthy artist's statement, detailing the ways in which their coursework and independent reading and study done throughout the program has influenced the writing of the thesis. Students will orally defend the thesis before a committee of at least three faculty members.

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