M.A. in English: Creative Writing Concentration

Requirements (3 credits)
EN-502Seminar in Literary Research3
Literature Before 1800 (3 credits)
Select one course designated with the Course Type: EN.13
Literature After 1800 (3 credits)
Select one course designated with the Course Type: EN.23
Ethnic, Multicultural and World Literatures (3 credits)
Select one course designated with the Course Type: EN.33
Creative Writing (18 credits)
Select five courses in Creative Writing designated with Course Type: EN.CW (may be repeated for credit)15
EN-644Manuscript Seminar3
Total Credits30
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA, fifteen or more credits in literature or a related field, and at least one course in creative writing is strongly recommended.
  2. An application essay of 1,000 words describing your interest in this program, what you hope to accomplish, and how you think the program will fit into your academic and career goals.
  3. A brief creative writing sample: four to five pages of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, or drama writing.
  4. Two letters of recommendation. Letters from current or former professors recommended; if these are unavailable, letters may be sought from current colleagues, or a current or recent supervisor.