English Graduate Program

Master of Arts in Creative Writing

Develop your talent and build a portfolio of short stories, novel excerpts, poems, creative nonfiction essays or a combination of these genres. A graduate degree in Creative Writing will prepare you to teach English at a community college, publish your work, or apply to MFA and PhD programs. For students already teaching English at the secondary level, a graduate degree in Creative Writing will enhance your study in the discipline.


Paying for graduate school

The English Department offers a number of graduate assistantships to qualified students who wish to gain teaching experience. Graduate assistants assist in the Writing Center. All graduate assistants receive a tuition waiver and a stipend. Assistantships may be renewed for a second year. Open the graduate assistant application form.

In addition to assistantships, the university awards a number of graduate fellowships. For information about fellowships, the student should contact the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.