Degrees and Certificates

UTSA Creative Writing students have gone on to publish, receive other writing awards, and work in the community as teachers and mentors. Several have gone on to receive scholarships to highly-competitive graduate writing programs across the country, including:

  • Brown University
  • Goddard College
  • Notre Dame University
  • The University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Denver
  • The University of Houston
  • UMass-Boston

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English:

Creative Writing Emphasis

Master of Arts Degree in English:

Creative Thesis Option

Graduate Certificate:

Creative Writing


Awards and Scholarships

The Creative Writing Program offers the following creative writing awards:

The Wendy Barker Award

The Davidson-Shaddox Scholarship Award

The Steven G. Kellman Creative Nonfiction Award

Full details, including deadlines and application materials, can be found on the English Department's Scholarships web page.

A list of past award recipients can be found on the Past Recipient page.



If you would like to help fund a scholarship for creative writing students, please contact:
Wendy Barker
tel. 210.458.4374

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