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M.A. in English with Concentration in Creative Writing
Course RequirementsVisit the Creative Writing website
- A completed application form accompanied by a fifty-dollar nonrefundable application fee.
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in 24 credit hours of upper-level courses in English language and literature.
- An official report of scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
- An official report of scores on the Graduate Record Advanced Literature in English Examination (optional).
- Three letters of recommendation, with at least two from English professors.
- A 1-2 page Statement of Intent outlining your area of writing interest, your goals for the program, and your relevant background.
- A writing sample in your primary genre: 10-15 pages of poetry, or 15-30 pages of prose (literary fiction or literary nonfiction).
- A plan of study approved by the advisor and appropriate dean.
|Course No.||Course Title||Credits|
|Eighteen credit hours of courses at the graduate level. Twelve of the 18 credit hours must be in graduate-level literature courses.||18|
|ENGL 581||Workshop in Creative Writing (*)||9|
|ENGL 592||Master's Thesis||3|
|*ENGL 581 is taken for 3 semesters|
Total Credit Hours
Under the thesis plan (optional for M.A. in English; required for M.A. in English with concentration in creative writing), students take ENGL 592: Master's Thesis in their final semester of study toward the M.A. degree, during which time they complete research for and write a master's thesis on a subject of their choice that has been approved by the departmental graduate committee. Students may also, as an option in a previous semester, take ENGL 591: Directed Reading in preparation for the writing of the thesis. The thesis will be written under the direction of a faculty member of the student's choice and will be read by that faculty member and by a second reader appointed by the departmental graduate committee. For M.A. in English with concentration in creative writing students, the thesis will
consist of a substantial body of poetry, fiction, nonfictional prose, or drama. A defense of the thesis before a faculty committee is required in all cases.Page