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Creative Writing M.A. Requirements

Graduate Requirements for the Creative Writing Concentration in the M.A. in English

8 Courses—60 Total Credit Hours

In addition to the general M.A. requirements, master?s students in Creative Writing take three Creative Writing workshops in their genre of specialization and one additional Creative Writing workshop outside that genre. They also take two literary history seminars and complete a creative master's thesis.

Seminars are 4 credit hours. The remaining hours come from professionalization courses, reading hours, and / or electives.

  • ENG 5950: Introduction to English Studies
  • ENG 5890: Teaching College English (required only for teaching assistants)
  • Three Creative Writing Workshops in the same literary genre
  • One Creative Writing Workshop in another literary genre
  • Two Literature Courses
  • Master's Thesis
  • ENG 7910: Professional Issues in Teaching College English (1 hour each semester; required only for teaching assistants)
  • Foreign Language: Two years of coursework as an undergraduate or completion of a ML or CLAS 5220 course.

Independent Reading 5930

Finish hours with these classes. These reading hours have not been counted toward the course totals in each degree concentration, but they do count toward the total number of credit hours required per semester to maintain a teaching assistantship.

Minimum Semester Hours

Students with teaching assistantships will complete the program with 60 hours, but the program could be completed by full-time students without teaching assistantships in 33 hours.

Thesis Requirement

Required for Creative Writing concentration.