BA to MA or MFA Transition Programs
Students enrolled in the BA English program who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and are within six courses of completing the BA program may register for the BA English/MA English or BA English/MFA Creative Writing transition programs. They do so by asking their admission advisor to submit a plan change into the transition program.
Students in the BA English/MA English transition program may take any one 600-level ENG course (excluding ENG 689 or ENG 699) as an elective within the BA English program. For students in the BA English/MA English transition program, the University will waive one MA English course taken as part of the BA degree if the grade earned is a “B” or higher.
Students in the BA ENG/MFA Creative Writing transition program may take one or two courses from among the following:
- Any 600-level ENG courses (excluding ENG 689 and ENG 699)
- MCW 600, MCW 610, or MCW 635 (note that MCW 635 is an eight week course and should not be taken concurrently with other courses).
For students in the BA English/MFA Creative Writing transition program, the University will waive up to two MFA Creative Writing courses taken as part of the BA degree if the grade earned is a “B” or higher.
No graduate units will be awarded; instead the University will waive the MA English or MCW course taken as part of the BA degree. However, students must still meet the residency requirements for the MA English or MFA Creative Writing programs (45 quarter units). Students must apply to and begin the MA English or MFA Creative Writing programs within six months of completing the BA English program. A complete description of Transition Program requirements can be found in the Policies and Procedures section of the NU Catalog.