At Albertus Magnus College, you can earn your MFA in writing in just two years – without sacrificing family time or making demands on the job that pays your bills.
日本一本道a不卡免费Traditional MFA programs force you to be a full-time student. Low-residency programs encroach on your career and family life – and that’s assuming you have the luxury of taking off two weeks each year.
The MFA in Writing at Albertus lets you follow your dreams – on a schedule you devise.
日本一本道a不卡免费Albertus Magnus provides fully online and low-residency options for students to pursue an MFA.
日本一本道a不卡免费Three times each semester, you'll meet for intensive classroom sessions and writing workshops. These meetings can take place either virtually in an online forum or in-person at our New Haven campus. The rest of the time, you pursue your studies online at your own pace – guided by an award-winning faculty and encouraged by a community of like-minded student writers.
This convenient yet demanding program develops the insights, discipline, and skills of the professional writer.
Blending personalized attention to the individual’s needs with the utilization of Internet technology to create a virtual community of writers, the MFA in Writing at Albertus Magnus College combines flexibility with excellence, and provides a formative experience for writers seeking to hone their craft.
Students successfully completing this program will demonstrate
A knowledge of the conventions of specific writing genres
An understanding of the creative process
A knowledge of market trends in specific areas of professional writing
The ability to develop an effective project synopsis, outline, and submission materials that conform to industry expectations and standards
Highly developed writing skills
The ability to plan and execute a major project in a specific genre of writing
The Master of Fine Arts requires a minimum of thirty-six credits for completion. It is designed to be delivered in either a fully online or a blended format and schedule that will maximize potential student access. Classes meet three times each during the fall and spring semesters -- in either an online or in-person format -- with the remaining instruction and coursework occurring online.
A Blended or Online Learning Environment
Three times each semester, classes either meet virtually in an online environment or meet "on the ground" at our New Haven campus. The choice is yours!
Each session lasts 2 ½ hours for each 4-credit course.
Detailed course packets provide MFA students with an outline of readings and assignments for the entire 15 week semester
Students maximize interaction with each other and their professors through the MFA learning community website and through on-campus meetings once every five weeks.
A Portfolio Process
Students will work toward creating a portfolio of publishable work in their chosen genres A portfolio mentor advises and guides the student through the course of study
A process that is focused, efficient and meaningful
MFA students can enroll as full-time graduate students and complete the program in two years.
Students are guided by faculty which includes published poets, novelists and authors of academic monographs as well as creative non-fiction.
日本一本道a不卡免费A minimum of 8 credits in one genre, plus 4 credits in a second.
EN 543 Seminar in Poetry I
EN 643 Seminar in Poetry II
EN 544 Seminar in Fiction I
日本一本道a不卡免费EN 644 Seminar in Fiction II
日本一本道a不卡免费EN 545 Seminar in Nonfiction I
日本一本道a不卡免费EN 645 Seminar in Nonfiction II
Professional Development (16 credits total)
EN 521, 522, Readings in Genre
EN 551 The Literary Marketplace
日本一本道a不卡免费EN 692 Master Project
A completed application and a $50 non-refundable application fee
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 system*
Official transcripts reflecting conferral of prior degree (a minimum of a bachelor’s degree for master’s programs). All transcripts are to be submitted from the original institutions.
For non-native English speakers, minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based, 80 internet-based, or 213 computer-based
Proof of immunization in accordance with Connecticut State requirements
For online degrees, a Connecticut Driver’s License or DMV Photo ID
For applicants who intend to use Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits
Military, university and college transcripts
Certification of Eligibility letter or, for reservists, Notice of Basic Eligibility
Veteran’s Intent to Register form
Two letters of recommendation specifically addressing suitability for the program
A written essay of 750 to 1,000 words, double-spaced, on “The Writer’s Journey,” detailing the applicant’s personal reflections on the writer’s craft and reasons for applying to the program
A sample of written work in one genre as follows:
Nonfiction: A completed composition or portion of a piece of at least 2,500 words and a maximum of 5,000
Fiction: A completed composition or portion of a piece of at least 2,500 words and a maximum of 5,000
Poetry: Between 5 and 10 pages containing at least five completed poems
A one-page writer’s résumé, providing a profile and indication of the area of writing interest, summary of educational and writing experience (including any publications, current submissions, or works in progress), and employment history
Minimum cumulative GPA is 3
A written essay of 750-1,000 words, double-spaced, on “The Writer’s Journey,” detailing the your personal reflections on the writer’s craft and reasons for applying to the program
A one-page writer’s resume, providing a profile and indication of the area of writing interest, summary of educational and writing experience (including any publications, current submissions, or works in progress), and employment history
Recent Visiting Writers
Brian Francis Slattery
Sarah Pemberton Strong
Selected Student Publications
The MFA in Writing is designed to assist each student in acquiring the repertoire of skills of professional writers. The ultimate proof that these skills have been acquired is in the publication records of our students. The following is a list of student publications that we are aware of so far.
Elizabeth Gilliam (poetry '17):
Benjamin Thomas (fiction '15):
Gerard Bianco (fiction '13):
“A Tattoo” at Burningwood Literary Journal
The Deal Master (2012) (a self-published novel)
Discipline: A Play (2011; selected as a finalist in the 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards)
Benjamin Christensen (fiction '14)
“The Blue Line” (Static Movement, January 2012)
“Snow & Cognac” (Static Movement, March 2012)
“Caves” (Another Sky Press, March 2013)
“Beautiful Thieves” (Scars Publications, September 2012)
“New Years” (The Speculative Edge, March 2013)
Jennifer Hudson (fiction '14)
“Fetch,” (Soul Reflections, Wicked East Press, 2013)
“Forgotten Manners,” (Ink Monkey, 2013)
“Foreign Tongue,” (Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, volume 8, issue 2, 2012)
“X,” (Colere, 2012)
“Mixed Nuts,” (Epiphany, issue 13, 2012)
“Melting the Ice,” (Weirdyear, 3 April 2011)
Bette Isacoff (nonfiction '13)
Star Crossed (Headwinds Publishing, November 2013)
Coral Moore (fiction '13)
“Deep Water” (a short story single with Dreamspinner Press)
Elements of Rebellion (a self-published novel with an impressive sales record)
Broods of Fenrir (a series of self-published urban fantasy books with good sales)
Krista Surprenant (poetry '14)
“Seminole County, Florida,” (SN Review, Winter/Spring 2013)
“Planting Paper Flowers,” (SN Review, Winter/Spring 2013)
“Sitting in the Classroom,” (SN Review, Winter/Spring 2013)
“Third Street Miracle,” (Blast Furnace, volume 3, issue 1, April 2013)
日本一本道a不卡免费Albertus Magnus College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction. The MFA in Writing Program is a member of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.
For general questions contact:
Professional & Graduate Studies
Albertus Magnus College
700 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511 日本一本道a不卡免费