The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York presents a new M.F.A. in Creative Writing. This new program "provides serious writers with the opportunity to develop their craft within a supportive and challenging academic community of creative writers and literary scholars. This full-residency MFA program allows students to work rigorously within their chosen genres in workshops and to complete a full-length creative work as a thesis. Students study literature as they deepen and broaden their writing skills, adding a strong component of literary analysis and criticism to their range of knowledge and skills."