Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Degree requirements:

English: Creative Writing, BA

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The Creative Writing program gives you the opportunity to learn the art of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction in a supportive community with highly accomplished faculty. Focused on crafting and grounding the practice of artistic writing in knowledge of the literary tradition and its active presence in contemporary culture, The Creative Writing program offers you individualized attention in small classes (maximum enrollment of 12 at the graduate level, 18 or fewer for undergraduates), and eligibility for competitive scholarships specifically designated for creative writers. Our students have consistently gone on to publish, take advanced degrees at the most highly respected graduate programs in the nation, and succeed as mature professionals. 

Courses to expect for this major include Introduction to Creative Writing, Advanced Fiction Writing, and Advanced Poetry Writing.

Career Options

Creative Writing majors are competitive for any major that requires clear and critical thinking, and well-developed speaking and writing skills. Our graduates have pursued successful careers in a variety of fields.

  • Secondary Education
  • Higher Education
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Counseling
  • Social Work
  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Technical Writing
  • Professional Writing
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Peace Corps
  • Public Relations
  • Government Service

Finish in Four

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The Finish in Four plans are designed to assist you in an eight semester plan guiding you to graduate within four years. You may use this as a guide to plan your undergraduate education, but you should adjust it to fit your personal goals.

Option - Creative Writing


Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts and Sciences, and respective Departments.

When you complete the OSU admission application, you are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.

Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.

The English Department offers  Departmental Level scholarships for eligible students.

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205 Morrill Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078