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Bachelor of Arts in English – Creative Writing

Have you dreamed of publishing a novel? The University of St. Thomas offers an English degree with a creative writing emphasis, allowing you to cultivate your writing skills in a number of genres. Along with rigorous coursework, we offer a number of opportunities to learn more about publishing and writing throughout your college career, setting you up for long-term success.

Why Study English – Creative Writing at St. Thomas?

In addition to studying various forms of literature, you will take a four-course sequence focusing on the development of your own creative work. From studying poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction to participating in a workshop course empowering you to design and publish a literary magazine, our program will provide you with practical tools to be successful after graduation. Our graduates work in many different fields, including editing, publishing, journalism, law, medicine and engineering.

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Thinking Creatively

Course Requirements

In addition to a gateway course introducing you to English studies, you will take literature classes focusing on historical perspectives and different genres. You will then integrate a four-course sequence moving toward more focused work within genres piquing your interest.

Four-Year Plan

We want you to pursue your passions. We developed a sample four-year plan for you to get an idea of what a student’s career is like at St. Thomas.

Degrees Awarded

Bachelor of Arts in English – Creative Writing

Outside the Classroom

English students can apply for membership in Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, and its affiliated campus Literary Club. Students in the Literary Club go on theater outings and offer readings and other fun activities during the academic year.

Course Requirements

Course Requirements

In addition to a gateway course introducing you to English studies, you will take literature classes focusing on historical perspectives and different genres. You will then integrate a four-course sequence moving toward more focused work within genres piquing your interest.

Four-Year Plan

Four-Year Plan

We want you to pursue your passions. We developed a sample four-year plan for you to get an idea of what a student’s career is like at St. Thomas.

MFA in Creative Writing

The master of fine arts degree in creative writing is designed for students committed to pursuing the writing life. This three-year degree provides advanced graduate-level coursework in writing, language, and literature, as well as study in a related field. The program regularly ranks within the top ten creative writing programs nationally.

Recent graduates have won major writing awards (Whiting, NBA’s “5 Under 35,” Stegner Fellowship, multiple McKnight Fellowships), and have found jobs in writing and editing, education, academic and arts administration, and media.