University of North Texas

College of Arts and Sciences



PO Box 311307

3940 N. Elm, Suite G150

Denton, TX 76207

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D., M.A.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Write your own future by pursuing a graduate degree in English or Creative Writing at the University of North Texas.

We offer course work leading to a Master of Arts or a Doctor of Philosophy degree in English with concentrations in American, British or Anglophone literatures; creative writing (poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction); and rhetoric and composition. UNT is among a select group of universities — and the only one in the Dallas-Fort Worth region — offering a creative writing concentration at the doctoral level.

A Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing is also available.

Gain new perspectives

You'll work closely with award-winning faculty members who have diverse backgrounds and interests. Their works have been published in the flagship journals in their fields and subfields (PMLA, College English and Speculum), as well as leading literary journals, including The Paris Review, Best American Poetry and Best American Spiritual Writing.

Our noted creative writing program features winners of the National Book Critics Circle Award, BBC International Short Story Award and Bernard F. Conners Prize for poetry. The program annually gives a $10,000 Rilke Prize for mid-career poets of noted excellence.

Students can collaborate with faculty members outside the classroom as research assistants, teaching fellows and in editorial positions with American Literary Review, Studies in the Novel and Pakistaniaat, three national literary and scholarly journals that we house.

You'll have opportunities to attend and participate in a variety of speakers' series such as:

  • The American Studies Colloquium
  • A Departmental Lecture Series
  • The Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium
  • The Visiting Writers Series

Our membership in the Newberry Library Consortium allows you to undertake archival research or attend its conferences. If you're a creative writing student, American Literary Review sponsors weekly readings at coffee houses and involves students in its editorial work and annual contests. The Graduate Students in English Association organizes an annual conference that attracts presenters from around the country.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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