Certificate in Creative Writing
Certificate in Creative Writing is a twelve (12) credit hour
concentration available to degree-seeking students who have been
admitted to any UTSA graduate program, as well as non-degree seeking
graduate students who meet all the requirements outlined in the UTSA
The Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing adds interdisciplinary breadth to a student's course of study while increasing the depth and coherence of students’ work in creative writing. Given the growing interest in creative writing in non-traditional disciplines of medicine, sociology, and psychology as well as in liberal arts, many students find this formal recognition of their work in Creative Writing to be a valuable credential in both academic and non-academic job markets. This certificate demands an active engagement in graduate-level creative writing classes. Students who are pursuing the Graduate Certificate also receive first consideration for graduate workshop registration.
Requirements for the Graduate Certificate include twelve (12) credit hours of ENG 6043 repeated in any combination, but at least three (3) hours must be taken in poetry and at least three (3) hours in fiction. In order to receive certification, a B grade-point average (3.0) must be maintained in all creative writing courses.
Individuals interested in the Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing should contact the Graduate Office of the Department of English.