Degrees and Programs

Creative Writing offers a BA and an MFA.



The 36-hour Creative Writing major is designed for creative writers, professional writers, future educators, pre-professional students, editors, publishers, journalists, technical writers, media studies students, students in the fine arts, and students intending to continue to graduate school in creative writing, linguistics, education, composition, rhetoric, journalism, media, and English.  The primary focus of the degree is to prepare students for careers in a workplace that is information-rich and that increasingly values communication skills and the ability to think creatively and critically.

CRWR MAJOR Checklist

Course Descriptions

Creative Writing Major Graduation Portfolio Instructions


The 24-hour Creative Writing minor enhances and complements any major field of study offered by the university, including a primary course of study in English, film, composition, rhetoric, journalism, or speech.  It focuses the creative talents of students pursing careers in the fine arts; it provides education majors a comprehension of creative writing pedagogy; it complements a wide variety of other majors, from business to the natural sciences to the computer sciences to the health sciences; and it prepares all students, regardless of their professional aspirations, to publish and edit documents using a variety of media.

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Course Descriptions


The 60-hour, three year MFA in Creative Writing includes an emphasis on publishing and pedagogy alongside traditional workshop courses, as well as those in forms and theory. More information can be found on the MFA page.