MFA Program Learning Outcomes

MFA Creative Writing Student Learning Objectives

  1. Students will demonstrate a high-level of ability to propose and complete a publishable, full-length work of literature in a primary genre concentration (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or scriptwriting).
  2. Students will demonstrate high-level of proficiency to write works of literature in a secondary genre concentration (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or scriptwriting).
  3. Students will demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of literary history, literary theory, and craft and theory of creative writing.
  4. Students will demonstrate critical and analytical skills in the evaluation and interpretation of literary texts.
  5. Students will demonstrate a command of written academic English, including the abilities to: a) organize and present material in a cogent fashion; b) formulate and defend original arguments; c) employ effectively the language of their discipline; d) write under time constraints.
  6. Students will demonstrate a reading knowledge of at least one foreign language.
Assessment Reports
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Assessment Schedule (.doc) [doc]
Grading Rubric - Fall 2007 (.doc) [doc]