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Creative Writing Requirements & Courses


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

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • 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.