University of Houston

Texas, United States

Residential program

The English Department of the University of Houston offers flexible studies in literature and creative writing leading to the Master of Fine Arts and PhD degrees. Students have an opportunity to work closely with writers who represent a diverse range of aesthetic styles. The Creative Writing Program has become the spearhead for literary activity throughout the city. With Inprint, Inc., it sponsors the Inprint/Brown Reading Series, a distinguished showcase for contemporary writers. Each year, several of the visiting writers conduct four-day residencies with Program students.

Students may work in editorial positions on Gulf Coast, the student literary magazine, and participate in the Writers in the Schools pro-gram, which places writers in grades Kindergarten through 12 to teach creative writing in schools throughout the Houston community.

Qualified students will be awarded teaching fellowships. During his or her first semester, the teaching fellow is usually assigned to work in the basic composition program. After the first year, teaching fellows generally teach 6 s/hrs of freshman or sophomore-level courses. Teaching fellows are entitled to tuition remission for up to 9 hours of course work each semester.

Students interested in applying for financial aid must complete a separate Financial Aid Application.

Applicants should request an application from the Creative Writing Program, which details all application and admission requirements. Admission is highly competitive; applicants must meet the requirements of the English Department.

Contact Information

4800 Calhoun Rd
229 Roy Cullen Building, English Dept.
Houston
Texas, United States
77204-3015
Phone: (713) 743-2952
Email: alex.m.parsons@gmail.com
http://class.uh.edu/cwp/



DEGREE PROGRAMS

\nFor more information, contact Undergraduate Advisor, Dept. of English.

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Other: Minimum GPA of 3.0 in certain writing workshops for entry to and exit from concentration.
Total Units for Degree: 122

The English Department of the University of Houston offers flexible studies in literature and creative writing leading to the Master of Fine Arts and PhD degrees. Students have an opportunity to work closely with writers who represent a diverse range of aesthetic styles. The Creative Writing Program has become the spearhead for literary activity throughout the city. With Inprint, Inc., it sponsors the Inprint/Brown Reading Series, a distinguished showcase for contemporary writers. Each year, several of the visiting writers conduct four-day residencies with Program students.

Students may work in editorial positions on Gulf Coast, the student literary magazine, and participate in the Writers in the Schools pro-gram, which places writers in grades Kindergarten through 12 to teach creative writing in schools throughout the Houston community.

Qualified students will be awarded teaching fellowships. During his or her first semester, the teaching fellow is usually assigned to work in the basic composition program. After the first year, teaching fellows generally teach 6 s/hrs of freshman or sophomore-level courses. Teaching fellows are entitled to tuition remission for up to 9 hours of course work each semester.

Students interested in applying for financial aid must complete a separate Financial Aid Application.

Applicants should request an application from the Creative Writing Program, which details all application and admission requirements. Admission is highly competitive; applicants must meet the requirements of the English Department.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 612
Smallest Class Size: 612
Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Unit of Measure: Hours
Workshop: 15
Literature: 24
Thesis: 6
Total Units for Degree: 42
Other Requirements: Foreign language proficiency.
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, GRE, Other

The English Department of the University of Houston offers flexible studies in literature and creative writing leading to the Master of Fine Arts and PhD degrees. Students have an opportunity to work closely with writers who represent a diverse range of aesthetic styles. The Creative Writing Program has become the spearhead for literary activity throughout the city. With Inprint, Inc., it sponsors the Inprint/Brown Reading Series, a distinguished showcase for contemporary writers. Each year, several of the visiting writers conduct four-day residencies with Program students.

Students may work in editorial positions on Gulf Coast, the student literary magazine, and participate in the Writers in the Schools pro-gram, which places writers in grades Kindergarten through 12 to teach creative writing in schools throughout the Houston community.

Qualified students will be awarded teaching fellowships. During his or her first semester, the teaching fellow is usually assigned to work in the basic composition program. After the first year, teaching fellows generally teach 6 s/hrs of freshman or sophomore-level courses. Teaching fellows are entitled to tuition remission for up to 9 hours of course work each semester.

Students interested in applying for financial aid must complete a separate Financial Aid Application.

Applicants should request an application from the Creative Writing Program, which details all application and admission requirements. Admission is highly competitive; applicants must meet the requirements of the English Department.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 612
Smallest Class Size: 612
Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Unit of Measure: Hours
Workshop: 15
Literature: 24
Thesis: 6
Total Units for Degree: 42
Other Requirements: Foreign language proficiency.
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, GRE, Other




FACULTY

Robert Boswell

The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, Century's Son, American Owned Love, Mystery Ride, The Geography of Desire, Crooked Hearts, Living to Be 100, The Half-Known World.

http://www.class.uh.edu/cwp/people_faculty_boswell.html


Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Shadowland: Book III of the Brotherhood of the Conch, The Palace of Illusions, The Mirror of Fire, The Conch Bearer.

http://www.class.uh.edu/cwp/people_faculty_divakaruni.html


Nick Flynn

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Some Ether, Blind Huber, The Ticking is the Bomb.

http://www.class.uh.edu/cwp/people_faculty_flynn.html


Tony Hoagland

Sweet Ruin, Donkey Gospel, What Narcissism Means to Me, Real Sofistikashun.

http://www.class.uh.edu/cwp/people_faculty_hoagland.html


Mat Johnson

Drop, Hunting in Harlem, The Great Negro Plot, Incognegro.

http://www.class.uh.edu/cwp/people_faculty_johnson.html


Antonya Nelson

The Expendables: Stories, In the Land of Men, Living to Tell: A Novel, Female Trouble: Stories.

http://www.class.uh.edu/cwp/people_faculty_nelson.html


Alexander Parsons

Leaving Disneyland, In the Shadows of the Sun.

http://www.class.uh.edu/cwp/people_faculty_parsons.html


Martha Serpas

Cote Blanche, The Dirty Side of the Storm.

http://www.class.uh.edu/cwp/people_faculty_serpas.html


Kevin Prufer

National Anthem. The Finger Bone. Strange Wood. Fallen from a Chariot.

http://www.class.uh.edu/cwp/people_faculty_prufer.html


Ange Mlinko

Matinees. Starred Wire.

http://www.class.uh.edu/cwp/people_faculty_mlinko.html





COMMUNITY