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Degree Requirements

The MFA in Art Writing program provides a broad spectrum of courses taught by experts in their respective disciplines. Coursework both informs and guides students toward their personal and professional goals in art criticism and its writing.


Degree candidates must successfully complete 60 credits, including all required courses. A residency of two academic years is required. In the final semester, each student completes a thesis, which must be reviewed and approved by the thesis committee and the department chair in order for the student to be eligible for degree conferral.


General Requirements 

  • Successful completion of 60 credits, including all required courses and the thesis project. Documentation of all thesis projects must be on file in the MFA Art Writing Department to be eligible for degree conferral. 
  • Students are required to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) in order to remain in good academic standing. 
  • A matriculation of two academic years. Students must complete their degree within four years, unless given an official extension by the provost.