Graduate Concentration in Creative Writing (Plan C)

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UWM-produced poetry films air on city buses in Milwaukee and transit systems nationwide. Photo credit: Christi Clancy
UWM-produced poetry films air on city buses in Milwaukee and transit systems -- and websites -- nationwide.
Photo credit: Christi Clancy

Create on the shores of Lake Michigan at one of America's first graduate English programs to grant both the M.A. and Ph.D. with concentrations in Creative Writing. Our program is unique; you will hone your craft as you receive a broad-based English education that will inform and enhance your artistic vision.

While our students generally focus on a particular genre, many of them experiment in multiple genres, seeking to borrow tools from other forms that prove useful to their primary work. Some students have even successfully incorporated multiple genres in their culminating projects.

We admit 10 to 15 new students per year, and we generally have between 50 and 60 graduate-level Creative Writing students in our program. Of these students, approximately one-third are working at the M.A. level and two-thirds are working at the Ph.D. level.

For more information on the Creative Writing Program at UW-Milwaukee, tour the links at left.

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To learn more about applying to the Creative Writing Program, please see our "unofficial guide" (PDF, 37K). Then, when you're ready to apply, visit our department admission page to get started.

Contact Person

Valerie Laken
email: laken@uwm.edu
phone: 414-229-5043
office: Curtin Hall 568