Creative Writing Requirements & Courses
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Requirements & Courses
In addition to the MA in English General Course Requirements in literature, as creative writers you take a minimum of 6 credit hours in 400- and 500- level creative writing workshops in
- Creative Non-Fiction
It is recommended that both M.A. and Ph.D. students have a formal reading of their creative work before the academic community prior to graduation and make substantial attempts to publish their original work.
You will complete a creative thesis which consists of a substantial body of creative work and a theoretical introduction to that work. The introduction is a scholarly work which engages issues, ideas, and/or craft elements found within the rest of the dissertation. While you are welcome to stick to a single genre for the creative part of the dissertation, multi-genre work is welcome.