M.F.A. Degrees Overview


Admission into the M.F.A. program requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year collegiate institution, or equivalent training and experience.

Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the official source of information regarding Graduate School degree requirements is the University Graduate School web page.

Transfer credits

You may have credits from another institution that meet the requirements of a particular M.F.A. program. Our department will review your proposed transfer credits and, if accepted, will recommend that the Graduate School also accept them toward the M.F.A. degree. A candidate may transfer up to twenty hours of appropriate graduate credit from other institutions.

Residence requirements

Student is expected to be in residency on the IUB campus during the time of their entire M.F.A. degree (typically 6 consecutive semesters). Students may be allowed to adjust this residency policy only under extraordinary circumstances and with approval of the student’s advisor, the Director of Graduate Studies, and the Department Chair.