Texas Tech University

Master's in English


Concentration in Creative Writing

The M.A. with concentration in Creative Writing is distinguished from the more traditional studio MFA in that it offers training in literary studies along with writing workshops. The program allows you to deepen your grasp of the broader historical and critical context of literature, which, in turn, informs your own writing. M.A. students share workshops and seminars with our doctoral students; the portfolio focuses attention on mastering the skills that go into perfecting the individual story, poem, and essay. This M.A. provides a fulfilling education in its own right; at the same time it is an excellent preparation for continued study in MFA or doctoral programs.

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Dr. Curtis Bauer
Director of Creative Writing

Dr. Julie Couch
Director of Graduate Studies