Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing

REQUIRED COURSEWORK 

  • Students seeking the Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing enroll in only four courses in order to earn the certificate.
  • They choose to focus in one of the creative writing genres offered in the MAPW program—fiction, poetry, film/TV, playwriting, or creative nonfiction—in which they will concentrate and are allowed to enroll only in the two workshops that the Program offers in that genre. They will first take the beginning course then the advanced one. For example, students who concentrate in fiction writing will take the beginning fiction writing course then the advanced fiction writing course.
  • Students are also required to take "Readings for Writers" (PRWR 6100) and "Careers in the Literary Arts" (PRWR 6800).
  • Because none of the courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing is offered every semester, students must plan their course of study carefully.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • https://graduate.kennesaw.edu/online-application.php - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended.  Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to ksugrad@kennesaw.edu.
  • Letter of Application (Can be uploaded into the online application) - Should state your goals for the MAPW program and a rationale for the choice of concentration and support areas.
  • Writing Sample (Can be uploaded into the online application) - One copy of representative writing samples from both the concentration and the support areas, not to exceed 25 pages.
  • Resume (Optional) (Can be uploaded into the online application)
  • Letters of Recommendation (optional) (Can be sent electronically through the online application)

APPLICATION AND DOCUMENT DEADLINES

This program accepts applications in Fall, and Spring:

  • Term
    Date
  • Fall Priority Deadline
    February 1
  • Fall Final Deadline
    June 1
  • Spring
    October 1

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Program Director: Dr. Tony Grooms
Program Office:  470-578-3335; tbrennen@kennesaw.edu
Program Website: http://mapw.hss.kennesaw.edu/program/gccw/

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