May 25, 2020  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English: Online Professional and Creative Writing, MA

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The online professional and creative writing MA provides students with the opportunity to practice the craft of writing in a wide variety of professional and creative genres. The program provides mentorship from award-winning writers working in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Additionally, the program provides students opportunities to hone their professional writing skills with topics drawing from fields such as rhetoric and persuasive writing, research methods, and advanced technical writing and documentation. Students develop their own custom-fit courses of study, which culminate in a thesis-level capstone-writing course. The program prepares graduates to begin writing intensive careers, advance in the workplace, or prepare for further graduate programs.

Admissions Requirements
In addition to university requirements for admission to graduate degree programs, students applying to the MA Online Professional and Creative Writing Program must also submit a writing sample of 5-10 pages. The writing sample must include the student’s name, birth date and student ID number for identification. The GRE general test is also required for applicants to the program.

Graduation Requirements
Students will complete a portfolio of professional-level writing projects at the end of their program.

Department-approved Electives - Credits: 35

Choose a minimum of 35 credits of department-approved electives. Up to two 400- or 500-level Literature courses may be counted for elective credit.

Total Credits: 45

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