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MA in English (Creative Writing)

Write a book-length creative thesis

The department boasts talented practitioners and instructors in all major genres of creative writing - fiction, poetry, playwriting and screenwriting - as well as expertise in non-fiction and travel writing.

Students in the creative writing stream take a combination of academic and creative courses and write a book-length creative thesis in a genre of their choice.

The MA in English (creative writing) can be completed in twenty months. Many creative writing students have published their master’s theses and forged successful careers as writers and teachers in the years after graduation.


Students will normally complete:

  • Five one-term graduate courses, including two creative writing workshops in different genres and three academic courses
  • Year-long research methods course (ENGL 6100)
  • Thesis

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