Creative Writing Option

As a Master of Arts in English student, you must complete the major’s core requirements and 1 of our 4 options to earn your degree.

Along with a Creative Writing Option, we offer:

Core Requirements for the 2019-20 Catalog

Core Research Methods

MENG 6010 Introduction to Graduate Studies (3)

One course in the following areas (2 courses)

Core Literature 

MENG 6030* Studies in Literary Theory and Criticism (3)
MENG 6610* Advanced Studies in Genres (2-3)
MENG 6710* Variable Topics (2-3)

Core Seminars

MENG 6510 Seminars in Eminent Writers (2-3)
MENG 6520 Seminar in Shakespeare (3)

* May be repeated for elective credit with different content.

Creative Writing Option

Seminars in Literature

Three (3) courses from at least two of the following repeatable seminars:
MENG 6240 Seminar in American Literature (3)
MENG 6250 Seminar in British Literature (3)
MENG 6260 Seminar in World Literature (3)

Forms and Crafts

MENG 6730 Creative Writing Forms and Crafts (3 credits)

Creative Writing Workshops:

Must take at least two (2) workshops (6 credits) from the following courses:
MENG 6740 Nonfiction Writing (3)
MENG 6750 Fiction Writing  (3)
MENG 6760 Poetry Writing (3)

Project

MENG 6950 Creative Writing Thesis: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry (3)

Possible schedule to meet requirements in 4 semesters

Fall semester

MENG 6010 Introduction to Graduate Studies (3)
MENG 6240/6250/6260 Seminar in Literature (3)
MENG 6730 Creative Writing Forms and Crafts (3)

Spring semester

MENG 6XXX Core (3)
MENG 6240/6250/6260 Seminar in Literature (3)
MENG 6760 Poetry Workshop (3)

Summer semester

MENG 6XXX Core (3)
MENG 6240/6250/6260 Seminar in Literature (3)
MENG 6740 Nonfiction Writing Workshop (3)

Fall semester

MENG 6XXX Elective (3)
MENG 6950 Masters Project (3)