Cross-Genre Option

The Cross-Genre Option

Female student focused on her writing at a table with other writers listening to a presenter behind her.

After being admitted to the program in poetry, creative nonfiction, or fiction (includes sci-fi/fantasty), students interested in multiple genres may petition the MFA Director to take either English 632: Mentorship II, or English 633: Mentorship III, in a secondary genre.

Students must support cross-genre requests with writing samples in the secondary genre. In making decisions to grant student requests to study in a second genre, the MFA Director will consult appropriate MFA Faculty. Decisions will be based on the student’s writing sample and on progress the student has made in his or her primary genre.

Students taking courses in two genres must complete English 631: Mentorship I and English 701: MFA Thesis, and either English 632 or English 633, in the primary genre.

Application Form

The cross-genre form is available to students on the MFA Community Blackboard site.