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Double Degree Option


The MFA in creative writing/MA in publishing degree offers students the opportunity to get the best of both programs in a compressed time frame. Students will leave the double degree program with both a full-length creative work and a corresponding and supportive capstone project. 

Students will focus their studies on one concentration for each discipline: 

Creative Writing Program

Publishing Program

Creative Non-fiction Business of Publishing
Short Fiction Children's & Young Adult
Novel Writing Design
Dramatic Writing Editorial
Writing for Children and Young Adults      


Students will take the following classes to earn the double degree:

MFA courses, 21 credits

4 writing workshop classes
3 literature classes

Publishing courses, 21 credits

3 required classes (9 credits)
GPP 7200 Publishing Overview
GPP 7345 Design Studio
GPP 7000 Intro to ePub

4 Chosen Concentration Courses (12 credits)

Electives, 12 credits

2 classes from each program

Double thesis, 6 credits