Each year one or two students may be admitted to the Joint MFA / Ph D Program, exploring a fuller integration of literature courses and writing workshops and fulfilling the requirements of both the MFA and Ph D programs.
In their first four semesters in residence, joint candidates are expected to complete four writing workshops and four or five Ph D seminars for credit, all of which apply to the Ph D course requirement of twelve courses (of which six must be taken for a letter grade).
General Information for All Applicants Review Process: Joint program applicants will be considered for the joint program, the MFA only program and the Ph D only program when applying for the joint program. If a joint program space isn’t offered, there is still the possibility that the MFA committee or Ph D committee would offer admission for that specific degree instead.
Application review begins immediately after the submission deadline.
Please check back in summer 2020 for a Joint MFA/Ph D program update. Eligibility: Applicants must currently have, or expect to have, at least a BA or BS (or the equivalent) in any field before matriculation.
International students, please verify degree equivalency here.
Each student and special committee will decide what work in a foreign language is most appropriate for a student’s graduate program and scholarly interests.
Some students’ doctoral programs require extensive knowledge of a single foreign language and literature; others require reading ability in two or more foreign languages.
PLEASE NOTE: We are pausing admission to our Joint MFA/Ph D degree program for the upcoming admissions cycle, while we complete a program review.
We encourage you to consider applying to either the MFA or Ph D program, if you would like to be considered for Fall 2020 admission.