University of Houston

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Creative Writing Program


4800 Calhoun Rd

University of Houston

Houston, TX 77004

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. Programs, M.A.; M.F.A.;

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Creative Writing Program in the Department of English is one of the few in the nation offering students a choice among three advanced degrees in poetry and fiction. The MA and PhD degrees are in literature and creative writing, preparing students for an academic career with a course of study which includes literary criticism, theory, and the history of literature as well as creative writing workshops. The MFA is regarded as a terminal degree in creative writing with its emphasis solidly on the student's fiction or poetry writing. Completion of each of the degrees requires a creative thesis or dissertation, a work which has often become the nucleus for the graduate's first published volume.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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