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M.A. in Writing Course of Study

The Master of Arts in Writing degree requires 33 graduate credit hours. The curriculum consists of six credits in core courses, nine credits in workshops, six credits in literature or linguistics courses, nine elective credits, and three credits in ENG 699: Master’s Portfolio Workshop. All graduate writing courses are worth three credits.

CORE CURRICULUM (6 credits)

Students must take at least two of the three core courses:

    ENGL 602: Principles of Editing and Publishing
    ENGL 603: Special Topics in Forms of Creative Writing
    ENGL 604: Composition and Rhetoric

WORKSHOPS AND INTERNSHIPS (9 credits)

Students must take at least three of the following workshop courses:

    ENGL 652: Graduate Writing Workshop–Fiction
    ENGL 655: Graduate Writing Workshop–Creative Nonfiction
    ENGL 658: Graduate Writing Workshop–Poetry
    ENGL 663: Graduate Writing Workshop–Short Novel
    ENGL 681: Workshop in Professional and Technical Writing
    ENGL 682: Workshop in Composition and Rhetoric
    ENGL 683: Writing and Editing Internship

LITERATURE AND LINGUISTICS (6 credits)

Students must take at least two of the following literature courses:

    ENGL 628: Topics in British Literature
    ENGL 635: Topics in American Literature
    ENGL 691: Topics in World Literature
    ENGL 653: Topics in Linguistics

ELECTIVES (9 credits)

Students are expected to complete additional M.A. in Writing workshops and courses in literature and linguistics at the 500, 600, or 700 level.

MASTER’S PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP (3 credits)

    ENGL 699: Master’s Portfolio Workshop