Creative Writing Degree Offering

  • Application

    Applicants must:

    • Be in their sophomore or junior year
    • Submit a cover letter and writing sample by completing this Application form between October 1 and November 1.
      • Cover Letter (1,000 words maximum): Explain how your personal background and life experiences (social, cultural, familial, educational) or other opportunities or challenges have motivated your decision to pursue an English Major with a Creative Writing Concentration. In addition, tell us about your academic and research background, your career goals, and how the English Major with a Creative Writing Concentration will help you meet your educational objectives.
      • Writing Sample (1,500 words maximum): You may send prose, poetry or any mixture of genres. Please use 12 pt. font. Prose pieces must be double-spaced. Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be considered. 

    Notification on application status will go out by email to all applicants by December 15.

    Access Course Requirements

  • The Creative Writing minor allows English majors to take additional creative writing courses as part of their course of study. Non-English majors can also declare the Creative Writing minor.

    View Minor Requirements

    To declare a Creative Writing Minor, complete the online Creative Writing Minor Declaration form.

    Applications for the Creative Writing Minor are accepted throughout the school year.