The program in creative writing offers a two-year master of fine arts degree in creative writing in the areas of fiction and poetry. The M.F.A. program is a small program within a large and vibrant writing community both on campus and all. The program typically admits six new students each year.
The M.F.A. program is the only program of its kind to have an "alternating genre" admissions policy. The program admits fiction writers in even-numbered years and poets in odd-numbered years. This alternating admissions schedule allows the program to provide a 2 to 1 student/teacher ratio and lets fiction instructors focus entirely on one group of fiction writers, poetry instructors on one group of poets for the two-year instructional period.
The program in creative writing also offers Ph.D. students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison the chance to incorporate creative writing as part of their course of studies in the form of a minor in creative writing.
For more information: Contact Professor Amy Quan Barry, M.F.A. Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org; creativewriting.wisc.edu.
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