University of South Dakota

South Dakota, United States

Residential program

The creative writing program at the University of South Dakota is designed to give developing writers as much flexibility as possible, while providing a good grounding in literature, language, and criticism. The small size of our department makes it possible for writers in both the MA and PhD programs to work closely with individual faculty members.

Graduate classes are small. The limited enrollment in the writing workshops makes it easier to examine closely and intensively the work that has been brought to class.

The quarterly South Dakota Review is published in association with the English department. Many writing students work with the Vermillion Literary Project, which produces a literary magazine and sponsors coffee shop readings and other events.

Contact Information

414 E. Clark St.
Dakota Hall 212
Vermillion
South Dakota, United States
57069
Phone: (605) 677-5229
Email: lee.roripaugh@usd.edu
http://usd.edu/arts-and-sciences/english/graduate.cfm



DEGREE PROGRAMS

Graduate Program Director

Lee Ann Roripaugh
Associate Professor
414 E. Clark St.
Dakota Hall 212
Vermillion
South Dakota, United States
57069
Email: lee.roripaugh@usd.edu
URL: http://usd.edu/arts-and-sciences/english/graduate.cfm

The creative writing program at the University of South Dakota is designed to give developing writers as much flexibility as possible, while providing a good grounding in literature, language, and criticism. The small size of our department makes it possible for writers in both the MA and PhD programs to work closely with individual faculty members.

Graduate classes are small. The limited enrollment in the writing workshops makes it easier to examine closely and intensively the work that has been brought to class.

The quarterly South Dakota Review is published in association with the English department. Many writing students work with the Vermillion Literary Project, which produces a literary magazine and sponsors coffee shop readings and other events.

Type of Program: Research/Theory/Studio
Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Unit of Measure: Hours
Workshop: 6
Literature: 18
Thesis: 6
Total Units for Degree: 30
Other Requirements: Applications for the M.A. are reviewed throughout the year. However, if you are interested in a teaching assistantship, you should complete your application by March 15 for full consideration.
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation

Graduate Program Director

Lee Ann Roripaugh
Associate Professor
414 E. Clark St.
Dakota Hall 212
Vermillion
South Dakota, United States
57069
Email: lee.roripaugh@usd.edu
URL: http://usd.edu/arts-and-sciences/english/graduate.cfm

The creative writing program at the University of South Dakota is designed to give developing writers as much flexibility as possible, while providing a good grounding in literature, language, and criticism. The small size of our department makes it possible for writers in both the MA and PhD programs to work closely with individual faculty members.

Graduate classes are small. The limited enrollment in the writing workshops makes it easier to examine closely and intensively the work that has been brought to class.

The quarterly South Dakota Review is published in association with the English department. Many writing students work with the Vermillion Literary Project, which produces a literary magazine and sponsors coffee shop readings and other events.

Type of Program: Research/Theory/Studio
Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Unit of Measure: Hours
Workshop: 6
Literature: 18
Thesis: 6
Total Units for Degree: 30
Other Requirements: Applications for the M.A. are reviewed throughout the year. However, if you are interested in a teaching assistantship, you should complete your application by March 15 for full consideration.
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation




FACULTY

Lee Ann Roripaugh

Beyond Heart Mountain

http://www.usd.edu/arts-and-sciences/english/lee-ann-roripaugh.cfm