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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.
Admission Requirements and Prerequisites
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.
A completed Graduate School application, unless currently enrolled as a degree-seeking graduate student.
Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Letters of Recommendation
Statement of Purpose
Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America.
An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.