The Creative Writing Emphasis

creative writingThe creative writing emphasis at Sam Houston State University gives students specialized training in creative writing at the same time that they are establishing a strong, graduate-level foundation in literature and language. The balanced creative, critical, and professional credentials prepare them well for entering a writing or editing profession or pursuing a terminal degree in creative writing and/or literature (MFA or PhD). 

A student on the creative track takes two workshops in fiction and/or poetry, serves as an intern on the staff of Texas Review Press, and writes a creative thesis







CREDIT HOUR DISTRIBUTION FOR THE GRADUATE CREATIVE WRITING EMPHASIS: 

ENGL 5330 (first long term) .......................................................................... 3 hours 

Block I class ................................................................................................... 3 hours 

Block III class ................................................................................................. 3 hours 

Block IV class ................................................................................................. 3 hours 

Block V class .................................................................................................. 3 hours 

Two creative writing workshops (one of which satisfies
     the Block II requirement) .......................................................................... 6 hours 

At least one Texas Review Press internship (ENGL 5333) ............................ 3 hours 

Electives ........................................................................................................ 6 hours 

Creative thesis (ENGL 6398 + ENGL 6399) .................................................. 6 hours 

Written Comprehensive Examination 

Oral Defense of Thesis 

GRADUATE CREATIVE WRITING FACULTY

kaukonen

Scott Kaukonen, PhD
Fiction Writing and Theory 

lantz

Nick Lantz, MFA
Poetry Writing and Theory 

morphew

Melissa Morphew, PhD
Poetry Writing and Theory 

ruffin

Paul Ruffin, PhD
Fiction and Poetry Writing 


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