Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing

Basic Certificate Information

The Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing adds interdisciplinary breadth to a student's course of study while increasing the depth and coherence of a student's work in creative writing. Given the growing interest in creative writing in non-traditional disciplines of medicine, sociology, and psychology as well as in liberal arts, many students find this formal recognition of their work in Creative Writing to be a valuable credential in both academic and non-academic job markets. This certificate demands an active engagement in graduate-level creative writing classes. Students who are pursuing the Graduate Certificate also receive first consideration for graduate workshop registration. Individuals interested in the Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing should contact the Graduate Office of the Department of English. 

Requirements and Specific Deadlines

Certificate Requirements:

The Creative Writing Certificate is a 12-semester-credit-hour concentration available to degree-seeking students who have been admitted to any UTSA graduate program. Students who already have a graduate degree may also be considered for admission to the Creative Writing certificate program as special graduate students.

Specific Degree Requirements:  For a complete list of degree requirements please see the Graduate Catalog.

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended.  All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.

Other Degree Requirements: Writing Sample - 10 page written sample of creative writing (poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction)

Minimum TOEFL Score (for International Applicants): 550 paper/79 internet

Minimum IELTS Score (for International Applicants): 6.5

Additional Requirements:  International students and those with international degrees may be required to submit additional documents per our admissions policies and procedures. The Graduate School reserves the right to request any additional documents needed to fairly and consistently evaluate applicant credentials.

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Application Deadlines Dates

Domestic Applicants (Citizens and Permanent Residents):
Spring- November 1
Summer- April 1
Fall- May 15

International Applicants:
Spring- September 1
Summer- March 1
Fall- April 1

Contact Information

Graduate Advisor of Record: David Vance, Ph.D.
Email Address: David.Vance@utsa.edu
Telephone: (210) 458-5359


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