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Completed forms (along with applicable supporting documents) should be submitted to the advising staff (online or emailed to mfawriting@ucsd.edu). Once it is confirmed that the request is valid and complete, the advising staff will route the materials to the appropriate faculty for review.

MFA in Writing

  • Academic Progress Forms

    • Independent Study Request Form (electronic form)
    • Course Requirements:
      • MFA Requirements Worksheet  Adobe Version
      • MFA Requirements Petition - Graduate Course  Adobe VersionGet Adobe Reader
      • MFA Requirements Petition - Undergraduate Course Adobe Version
    • Sample IDP (Individualized Development Plan) Word document
    • Preliminary Thesis & Committee Member Proposal (electronic form - currently under construction)
    • Committee Constitution/Reconstitution Request (electronic form - currently under construction)
    • Thesis Discussion Schedule Confirmation (electronic form - currently under construction)
    • Department Letterhead Request (electronic form)

MFA Program Handbook

Always refer to the MFA Handbook for the official department policies and procedures.  If you do not find the answer to your question(s) there, please contact MFA advising (mfawriting@ucsd.edu) for guidance.

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Director of MFA Program
Lily Hoang

MFA Program Advising
(858) 534-8849

Accepting Applications:
Apply Online!
9/9/2020 - 1/6/2021 (for Fall 2021 admissions)