Elective Courses

If you are interested in being a mentor and teaching a course, please contact Diane Payne. Our mentors are qualified writers/teachers.


List of Possible MFA Electives

We offer a wide variety of 3 credit electives each semester. Some of the current listings include:

ENGL 5153 Simple Art of Murder
ENGL 5153 First books of Poetry
ENGL 5153 Memoirs of the Mind
ENGL 5153 Magazine Edit and Design

ENGL 579V Independent Study in English
Variable Credit
Consult the “Independent Study and Research” policy in the Graduate Programs section of this catalog for prerequisites and description. Prior approval necessary for enrollment. [Independent Study will accommodate specific individual student interests]

Starting Spring Semester, 2015, we will be adding an even wider variety of 1 credit electives so that our students can get exposed to more aspects that involve creative writing, publishing, and employment possibilities.  We will post the new listings when they are added to the schedule.

Graduate courses from disciplines outside of English can be taken with the approval of the MFA Director.

Invaluable Resources For Writers

Please contact Diane Payne, if you'd like to add resources.

Writer's Resources

Poets and Writers
New Pages
Associated Writing Programs
Duotrope Digest

Creative Writing Opportunities

Student Resources
MFA Application Season Etiquette

Residency/Internship Guidelines

Students are also able to earn  up to six elective credits by attending creative writing conferences and by completing internships in the publishing/creative writing industry. These must be approved by the Director.  You must be actively enrolled as a current student when you attend the conference or internship to be awarded the credit.

Please read this form for more information.

Conferences and Retreats
Bread Loaf Writer's Conference
Yaddo
Conferences Listed By State

Key West Literary Seminar
MacDowell Arts Colony
Vermont Studio Center

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees
The above link is the current information provided on the UAM website.
Arkansas resident graduate tuition: $215 per semester hour.

Non-resident graduate tuition: An additional fee of $235 per semester hour. This fee is waived for out-of-state students from Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Tennessee.