Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing

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The 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing allows writers of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction the opportunity to practice and hone their craft without committing to a full masters program. It may be taken by students who are pursuing graduate studies in other areas, or by students who wish to explore their interest and aptitude for further work or study in creative writing.

Courses taken in the certificate program may also apply towards the MA in English.

Admission to the Program

Students may be matriculated or non-matriculated graduate students, but must be formally admitted to the program. Applicants must meet the same requirements as for the MA in English, Creative Writing Track, including submission of a writing sample for review by the creative writing faculty.

Program Requirements (15 credits)

  • ENG 595 Writer's Craft
  • ENG 603 Seminar in Creative Writing
  • ENG 691 Prose Workshop
  • ENG 692 Poetry Workshop
  • one English Elective (3 Cr.)