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Masters Concentration in Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Concentration at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a friendly, energetic community of faculty and students who enjoy a lively relationship with the other graduate concentrations in English, an exciting university, and a warmly receptive local environment. An M.A. concentration in Creative Writing will allow you to expand your writing experience in a variety of genres.

The graduate program in English with a primary emphasis in Creative Writing is designed for M.A. students with a serious interest in writing fiction, poetry, drama, or creative non-fiction. It is also designed to produce generalists with credentials in creative writing.

M.A. students take a minimum of 15 hours in literature courses distributed over five of the seven literary areas and a minimum of 6 hours in 400- or 500-level creative writing workshops. At least half of the courses must be at the 500 and 600 level. They must also submit a substantial body of creative work (either in one genre or a mix of genres) with a theoretical introduction for thesis credit.

M.A. students are required to have a formal reading of their creative work before the academic community prior to graduation, and they will also receive instruction on how to publish their original work.