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Creative Writing MFA

Resources for students and faculty in Augsburg's Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing. Get help with writing Craft Papers and access to publishers, plus sources for Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, and Screenwriting.

Taken with a paired course in Mentorship and Creative and Critical Reading, the thesis course represents the culmination of a student’s experience in Augsburg's MFA program. At this time, a student completes and revises a book-length project worthy of publication under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Types of theses vary depending on a student’s primary genre, but the Creative Thesis may be a novel, a collection of short stories or poems, a screenplay or play, a memoir, or a book of essays. If a student’s manuscript is not deemed ready by his or her mentor, the student will be asked to take an additional semester of thesis work.

Guidance for physically preparing a thesis for an Augsburg graduate program may be found here. From the links on that page, you can search for already-written theses, explore department requirements, and learn more about submitting your thesis.