Texas Tech University

MA Degree Requirements

About the Program

The degree requires 36 hours of coursework consisting partly of the core seminars required of all students pursuing the M.A. in English, and partly of requirements specific to the concentration in Creative Writing. The core seminars include courses in research and/or critical methods, British and American literature, and professional development issues. The Creative Writing requirements include 12 hours of creative writing workshops in fiction, poetry, and/or non-fiction, according to the student's interests. In the student's final semester, s/he completes the requirements for the degree by assembling a portfolio of the creative work produced in these workshops or, in exceptional cases, a creative thesis. Students must also acquire or demonstrate reading knowledge of one foreign language.