The Creative Writing program gives talented students of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction the opportunity to learn the art together 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 individualized attention to students 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. Students consistently go 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.
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
- Library Science
- Social Work
- Technical Writing
- Professional Writing
- Teaching English as a Second Language
- Peace Corps
- Public Relations
- Government Service
Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts & Sciences, and respective Departments.
When students complete the OSU admission application, they 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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Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078