Literary Study

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Creative Writing: Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the standards of admission to the Graduate School, applicants for the M.A. in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing must submit (1) a manuscript of 12-15 poems or 25 pages of creative prose and (2) a 1,000-1,500 word statement of purpose describing the candidate’s intellectual and creative background, interests and goals. The GRE is required, with a score at the 60th percentile or above strongly preferred; other requirements include a minimum of 18 hours of English beyond freshman composition, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 for those hours, or a score above the 50th percentile on the advanced GRE in literature. Any student seeking conditional admission due to a low GPA must also complete a proctored writing sample and an interview with one of the creative writing faculty. All application materials should be sent to the Graduate School.

Degree Requirements:

Poetry Track - 33 Hours

  • ENGL 5510r - Fiction Writing (3 hours)

OR

  • ENGL 5950 - Workshop: Writing (3 hours)
  • ENGL 5520 - Poetry Workshop (9 hours)
  • Elective English Courses   (15 hours)                      
  • ENGL 5999r - Thesis (6 hours)

Prose Track -33 Hours

  • ENGL 5510r - Fiction Writing (9 hours)

OR

  • ENGL 5950 - Workshop: Writing (9 hours)
  • ENGL 5520 - Poetry Workshop (3 hours)
  • Elective English courses   (15 hours)
  • ENGL 5999r - Thesis (6 hours)