Creative Writing - Master's

English is a broad major that allows students to focus on a number of areas of study such as literature, linguistics, and both creative writing and practical writing. Attention is given to gender and culture issues in literature and language courses. Students develop the ability to communicate and a sense of humanity that is increasingly recognized as a valuable tool in the workplace. In the writing/language/genre concentration students explore the arts of creative expression and rhetorical discourse, grounded in the study of literary traditions.

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Admissions Requirements

Students seeking admission to the Master of Arts in English program are required to have:

    1. Undergraduate GPA: at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
    2. Statement of Purpose: should be no longer than two pages and include the following:
      1. Description of skills and qualities the candidate brings to the program
      2. Candidate’s motivation for obtaining a Master of Arts in English
      3. Candidate’s long-term goals in seeking a Master of Arts in English
      4. How the Master of Arts in English contributes to the achievement of those goals
      5. If applying for a Teaching Assistantship as well, the candidate should use this statement to address the candidate’s teaching interests and how the teaching assistantship contributes to the applicant’s overall goals.
    3. Writing Sample: should be an eight-page minimum, critical essay appropriate for submission in an upper-division, undergraduate English class

Early application submissions are encouraged. Graduate teaching assistantships are limited in number and will be awarded on a competitive basis.

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Degree Details

Degree: Master of Arts
Major: English
Concentration: Creative Writing

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