Interdisciplinary Study: Students of the Creative Writing program at Temple University may take their elective course in a department outside of the English Department with permission of the Program Director.
Study Abroad: Creative Writing students may apply to attend a 6-credit seminar in Art and Culture offered in Rome during the Summer. The seminar entails an intensive program of classwork, field trips, and guest lectures.
Areas of Specialization: The program provides a combination of small, intensive workshops in poetry and fiction, in addition to one-on-one tutorials and special topics courses in Creative Writing. Temple has an excellent faculty of writers in both genres, representing a wide range of aesthetics.
Graduates have become published authors and have been hired as faculty members at colleges and universities. Others have gone on to become editors in the field of publishing, Web content writers and editors, arts administrators, journalists, librarians, copywriters, grant writers, and primary and secondary school teachers, and have obtained jobs in advertising, communications, marketing, and public relations. Books written by our graduates have been published by trade and small presses and cover all genres. These works have won grants, prizes, and residencies.
- Graduate Study in English
- Early British Literature
- Early American Literature
- 6th and 17th Century British Literature
- 18th Century British Literature
- 24 months
- 36 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Research your graduate degree program
- Take a standardized test
- Complete online application
- Letters of Reference: 3
- Coursework Required for Admission Consideration
- Statement of Goals: In two to four double-spaced pages, discuss literary influences and models that feed your creative work. We are interested in which writers and texts have been important to you in recent years, as well as what critical approaches, if any, you have found useful.
- Resume: A personal resume or curriculum vitae is required. Work experience, whether academic or non-academic, is as important as any publishing credits, particularly since the latter is not required or expected at this stage of the applicant's career.
- Writing Sample: poetry (10 pages) or fiction (15-25 double-spaced pages).
- Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.
International21928 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 24 months.
National21928 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 24 months.
In-State15939 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 966 USD per credit during 24 months.
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