C.G.S. in Creative Writing

Admission Requirements

  • A completed graduate application form accompanied by a fifty-dollar nonrefundable application fee.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  • A bachelor of arts degree in any field.
  • A 1-2 page Statement of Intent, outlining your area of interest, background, writing history, and influences.
  • A writing sample in your primary genre: 10-15 pages of poetry, or 15-20 pages of prose (literary fiction or literary nonfiction).

NOTE:  Use the graduate application form, indicating C.G.S. as the degree.  You do not need either recommendations or GRE scores to apply to the C.G.S. program.  Admission to the C.G.S. program in creative writing does not imply admission to the English Master's program.

Course Requirements

Course No. Course Title Credits
ENGL 525Topics in Genre3
ENGL 591Directed Reading3
ENGL 581Workshop in Creative Writing (*)9
* This course is taken for four semesters, at least one of which is to be in a different genre

Total Credit Hours


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