M.A. in English - Creative Writing Track

College of Arts and Humanities
Required Core Courses for all English MA Students
ENG 500The Discipline of English Studies3
ENG 501Critical Theory3
Required Courses for Creative Writing Track
Four Writing Workshops12
Students are to select four poetry and/or fiction workshops from among courses listed in the Creative Writing category. For course categories, see the Graduate Catalog or Handbook for English Graduate Students.
Electives
Students are to select four electives from among courses in the following categories: General Topics and Theory, English Literature, American Literature, Comparative Literature, Composition and Rhetoric, Research and Special Topics, and the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project. 12
Required Capstone Experience
ENG 614Capstone Writing and Research Seminar3
ENG 620M.A. Essay ((thesis) [pre-requisite–ENG 614] This course, to be taken under the supervision of a member of the creative writing faculty, is to result in the production of a creative thesis project. The project is to include a portfolio of original fiction, creative non-fiction or poetry and a section considering the student’s literary influences and connections with contemporary literary traditions.)3
Additional Requirements
ENG 501 and ENG 500 are to be taken before the completion of 12 semester hours of graduate credit.
Non-canonical requirement: At least one of the four electives must be taken in a topic addressing writing, literature, and/or pedagogy relating to under-represented groups.
Total Credits Required 36

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
ENG 500 The Discipline of English Studies 3
ENG XXX Writing Workshop 3
ENG or PWP Elective (see advising sheet/handbook) 3
 Credits9
Spring
ENG 501 Critical Theory 3
ENG XXX Writing Workshop 3
ENG or PWP Elective (see advising sheet/handbook) 3
 Credits9
Year Two
Fall
ENG 614 Capstone Writing and Research Seminar 3
ENG XXX Writing Workshop 3
ENG or PWP Elective (see advising sheet/handbook) 3
 Credits9
Spring
ENG 620 M.A. Essay 3
ENG XXX Writing Workshop 3
ENG or PWP Elective (see advising sheet/handbook) 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits36

Note: No more than 12 credits (including the PWP courses described above) may be taken in courses taught by PAWLP master-teachers.