-Full participation in 5 residency sessions

-Successful completion of 4 semester projects, with a minimum accumulation of 60 graduate hours

-Work with at least four different faculty supervisors

-Broad reading in literature and contemporary letters, as demonstrated by a bibliography of usually at least 50-60 entries

-The ability to write clear prose, and to articulate cogent response to work by other writers, as demonstrated every semester in brief bibliographical annotations or their approved equivalent

-A substantial analytical essay of intelligence and insight

-A Thesis Manuscript of poetry or fiction of high quality

-An objective assessment of that manuscript by faculty and peers in Thesis Interview

-A graduate class taught to peers during a residency period

-A public reading of his/her work during residency


Warren Wilson College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Bachelors of Arts, Bachelors of Science and Masters of Fine Arts degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Warren Wilson College.
Inquiries about Warren Wilson College, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the College and not to the Commission’s office. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with the accrediting agency's standards.