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Graduate Studies in Creative Writing

The University of Calgary does not offer a degree in Creative Writing. We offer an M.A. or Ph.D. in English with a Creative Writing option. For this reason, students considering a Creative Writing option at the M.A. or Ph.D. level are admitted to the program on the basis of their academic preparation and fulfill the same requirements, including course work, as other M.A. or Ph.D candidates in English. This means they will be taking literature courses as well as writing workshops.


M.A. with Creative Writing Thesis

Ph.D. with Creative Dissertation

Creative Writing Faculty

Creative Writing Research Group


2016-2017 Graduate Courses in Creative Writing

Fall/Winter 2016-2017

English 698 - The Book-Length Manuscript

Instructor: Aritha van Herk