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Master of Arts in English - Concentration in Creative Writing

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  • Entry requirements
    * A completed application form accompanied by a fifty-dollar nonrefundable application fee.
    * Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
    * A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in 24 credit hours of upper-level courses in English language and literature.
    * An official report of scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
    * An official report of scores on the Graduate Record Advanced Literature in English Examination (optional).
    * Three letters of recommendation, with at least two from English professors.
    * A plan of study approved by the advisor and appropriate dean.
    * An interview.
  • Course description
    Course Requirements
    EIGHTEEN CREDIT HOURS OF COURSES at the graduate level. Twelve of the 18 hours must be in literature courses

    Twelve of the 18 credit hours must be in graduate-level literature courses.

    ENGL 581    Workshop in Creative Writing (taken for 3 semesters)
    ENGL 592    Master's Thesis

    Thesis Plan


    Under the thesis plan (required for M.A. in English - Creative Writing), students take English 592: Master's Thesis in their final semester of study toward the M.A. degree, during which they write a master's thesis on a subject of their choice that has been approved by the creative writing committee. The thesis will be written under the direction of a creative writing faculty member of the student's choice and will be read by that faculty member and by the creative writing committee. The thesis will consist of a substantial body of poetry, fiction, nonfiction prose, or drama. A defense of the thesis before a faculty committee is required in all cases.

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