Baylor University

Texas, United States

Residential program

Baylor offers a traditional MA degree program which emphasizes literary and critical study. Graduate students may take workshops in the writing of poetry and/or fiction, and have the option to write a creative thesis as an alternative to the standard scholarly/critical thesis. Candidates for the MA are eligible for financial assistance as graduate or research assistants. In addition, tuition scholarships are available to outstanding students.

For more information, contact the Dept. of English, Baylor University, P.O. Box 97404, Waco, TX 76798-7404.

Contact Information

PO Box 97404
One Bear Place
Waco
Texas, United States
76798-7404
Phone: (254) 710-1768
Email: Greg_Garrett@baylor.edu
http://baylor.edu/English/index.php?id=42472



DEGREE PROGRAMS

Courses in writing are offered to students pursuing either a BA or MA in English. Introductory and advanced courses in Creative Writing: Poetry; and Creative Writing: Prose, along with Profes-sional & Technical Writing, and Advanced Expository Writing, are offered.

In addition to the elective courses in the BA English program, a minor in Creative Writing and a major in Professional Writing is also offered. Minors in Creative Writing register for 9 s/hrs of crea-tive writing courses. Majors in professional writing register for 9 s/hrs of literature and 15 s/hrs of writing courses. Advanced Argu-mentative and Persuasive Writing, Advanced Technical Writing, Writing for the Popular Market, Special Topics courses, Advanced Writing for the Popular Market, and an Internship in Professional Writing build on skills learned in introductory courses.

Genres: Fiction, Poetry

Genres: Fiction, Professional Writing (technical writing, PR, etc.), Criticism & Theory, Writing for Children, Screenwriting
Unit of Measure: Hours

Graduate Program Director

Greg Garrett
PO Box 97404
One Bear Place
Waco
Texas, United States
76798-7404
Email: Greg_Garrett@baylor.edu
URL: http://baylor.edu/English/index.php?id=42472

With a traditional MA degree program which emphasizes literary and critical study, graduate students take workshops in the writing of poetry and/or fiction. A creative thesis is an alternative to the standard scholarly/critical thesis. Candidates for the MA are eligible for financial assistance as graduate or research assistants. In addition, tuition scholarships are available to outstanding students.

For more information, contact the Dept. of English, Baylor University, P.O. Box 97404, Waco, TX 76798-7404.

Genres: Fiction, Poetry
Unit of Measure: Hours
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, GRE

Graduate Program Director

Greg Garrett
PO Box 97404
One Bear Place
Waco
Texas, United States
76798-7404
Email: Greg_Garrett@baylor.edu
URL: http://baylor.edu/English/index.php?id=42472

With a traditional MA degree program which emphasizes literary and critical study, graduate students take workshops in the writing of poetry and/or fiction. A creative thesis is an alternative to the standard scholarly/critical thesis. Candidates for the MA are eligible for financial assistance as graduate or research assistants. In addition, tuition scholarships are available to outstanding students.

For more information, contact the Dept. of English, Baylor University, P.O. Box 97404, Waco, TX 76798-7404.

Genres: Fiction, Poetry
Unit of Measure: Hours




FACULTY

Greg Garrett

Greg Garrett, who teaches fiction- and screenwriting, is the author of over twenty books of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and translation, including the novels Free Bird (2002), named by Publishers Weekly and the Rocky Mountain News as one of the best first novels of 2002, and The Prodigal, which received a starred review from PW in 2014. A PhD graduate from Oklahoma State University, Dr. Garrett has also published 40 short stories and hundreds of articles and essays in publications ranging from Poets and Writers to Salon.com.

http://www.baylor.edu/english/index.php?id=50147


Arna Hemenway

Arna Bontemps Hemenway, who teaches fiction writing, is the author of Elegy on Kinderklavier (2014), winner of the Pen/Hemingway Award and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. An MFA graduate of the University of Iowa, Professor Hemenway is also the author of short stories in Alaska Quarterly Review, Ecotone, The Missouri Review, and The Seattle Review, among others, and his work has been recognized as a Distinguished/Notable Story of the Year in both the Best American Short Stories and Best American Nonrequired Reading anthologies.

http://www.baylor.edu/English/index.php?id=858887


Elizabeth Dell

Elizabeth Dell teaches short fiction in the department. Dr. Dell received an MFA from the University of Virginia, and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.

http://www.baylor.edu/english/index.php?id=52935





COMMUNITY

Baylor has recently hosted Amy Tan, Marilynne Robinson, Stephen Dunn, Jay Parini, John Patrick Shanley, and many other writers, poets, and essayists.

The Beall Poetry Festival (http://www.baylor.edu/beall/)