Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Creative Writing

The Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Creative Writing is a post-baccalaureate program designed to give students who already hold a B.A. or a B.S. the opportunity to enroll in courses to earn a graduate certificate. The certificate will aid those already enrolled in graduate programs who wish to have more writing in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The certificate will also aid students who wish to prepare for futures in the writing community as publishing writers or as members of terminal degree programs.

This certificate program requires 15 hours of credit. Students may transfer up to 3 hours of credit from another program to apply to the Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Creative Writing. Admission to the certificate program requires a formal application through the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Requirements for a Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Creative Writing

Required Component6
Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction and Drama
Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry and Creative Non-fiction
Creative Writing Pedagogy
Elective Component9
Choose 9 credit hours from the following:
Writing Protest and Dissent
Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction and Drama (if not taken for required component)
Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry and Creative Non-fiction (if not taken for required component)
Selected Topics in Writing 1
Publishing Practicum
Seminar in Creative Writing 1
Creative Writing Craft 1
Creative Writing Genre 1
Total Hours15