Our master’s programs in Literature and in Creative Writing emphasize teaching and the role of scholarship and creative writing in the development of teachers. Professors and students alike benefit from and enjoy the individual instruction and mentoring our graduate program offers. The ratio of graduate students to graduate faculty is approximately 2:1, ideal for students who want help in developing their particular talents. Graduate students join faculty in mentoring and teaching undergraduate students and in conducting and presenting research. Our graduate students have gone on to teach in high schools and universities, work as writers and editors, and pursue further studies in Ph.D. programs across the country.
- Application for admission
- Two letters of recommendation
- Brief Cover Letter outlining graduate career goals
- Scholarly writing sample (minimum 6 pages)
- Undergraduate GPA of 2.9 attained on undergraduate coursework
- Bachelor's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution
- Minimum acceptable GRE scores calculated as the following:
- GPA + (0.15 x GRE[Verbal]) > 23.5
- GPA + (0.15 x GRE[QUANT]) > 23.5
- GRE Analytical Writing Score of at least 3.5
- Receipt of admission by the English department selection committee
*Applicants must submit two sets of application materials: one to the College of Graduate Studies and one to the Graduate Coordinator of the English program at email@example.com. The Graduate Coordinator will accept unofficial copies of GRE scores and transcripts. Only completed admission packets will be forwarded to the department admission committee for consideration. Admission decision are made by the English admission committee.
What opportunities are available with this degree?
- Greater expertise for current teachers
- Office Management
- Publishing Industry jobs
- Higher Education Teacher
- Technical Writing
- General Enrichment