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Georgia College
Dr. Martin Lammon

Coordinator of
the MFA Program
Campus Box 44
Milledgeville, GA 31061
mfa@gcsu.edu

Or phone: 478-445-4581
Department of English and Rhetoric

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The MFA Program at Georgia College is located in historic downtown Milledgeville.

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Member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. 

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Our national literary journal, edited by MFA students and faculty.

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The 3 Year Plan

Available at the Milledgeville Campus 


Most students complete the MFA program in three years. Typically, students take 18 credit hours in the first year and 12 credit hours in the second and third years. Most students take 5 courses/18 hours in the first year: Three 4-hour MFA courses, two 3-hour other ENGL courses.

Sample Three-Year Schedule

(For illustration purposes; other options are possible)

Fall, First Year (7 hrs)
1. 5000 MFA Workshop in Thesis Genre (4 hrs), required
2. 5000/6000 other ENGL course (3 hrs), elective

Spring, First Year (11 hrs)
1. 6000 MFA Seminar in Thesis Genre (4 hrs), required
2. 5000/6000 other MFA course (4 hrs), elective
3. Teaching Writing Pedagogy course (3 hrs), elective*

 

Fall, Second Year (6 hrs)
1. 5000/6000 other MFA course (4 hrs), elective
+ 6971 MFA Thesis (2 hrs), required

Spring, Second Year (6 hrs)
1. 6000 Seminar in Thesis Genre (4 hrs), required
+ 6971 MFA Thesis (2 hrs), required

 

Fall, Third Year (6 hrs)
1. 5000/6000 other MFA course (4 hrs), elective
+ 6971 MFA Thesis (2 hrs), required

Spring, Third Year (6 hrs)
1. 5000/6000 other MFA course (4 hrs), elective
+ 6971 MFA Thesis (2 hrs), required


* The Teaching Writing Pedagogy course is required for students who are eligible to apply for Teaching Fellowships (usually taken in the first year).

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ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, residential learning communities, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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