College of Arts and Humanities

Local Students

Local Students

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One on-campus evening “flex” (FLX) course is offered every term in Spring and Fall for local students interested in attending class at our beautiful Saint Charles campus. Classes usually meet on Thursday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

And thanks to videoconferencing, this model also allows our 100% online students to join from anywhere in the world.

These live classes allow for real-time connection and collaboration with faculty and peers. Our flex classes are most often courses in fiction or multi-genre writing (combination of fiction/nonfiction/YA-MG/poetry).

Local students occasionally join together for on-campus events and creative writing community activities. Our annual graduation draws students from the greater Midwest to celebrate with their friends and family the accomplishment of the MFA degree.

Fall and Spring semester we host an online capstone reading event where our writers showcase a short excerpt of their MFA Thesis for the program community as well as friends and family.