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Creative Writing, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Pittsburg, KS, United States
There are few things in life as personally fulfilling as writing a story or poem others want to read. The best authors understand how to use the tools of their craft to convey emotion, and move people to action.
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Overview

The Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing grounds students in successful strategies to create their own fiction and poetry. Students also analyze the fiction and poetry of other writers to determine how they create successful work.

At Pittsburg State, we believe you learn by doing. That’s why students are given the opportunity to publish in the PSU student literary magazine, The Cow Creek Review. They can also be members of the magazine’s staff to review submissions, help create the magazine’s design, and prepare it for publication.

Students are able to have their work judged by professionals in the university’s annual literary contest, and are provided with multiple opportunities to read their work in public, both on and off campus.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to English Studies
  • English Grammar and Usage
  • World Masterpieces
  • Senior Seminar in English
  • American Literature I
  • American Literature II 
  • British Literature I
  • British Literature II 

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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete official transcripts or academic records in native language and official English translation including grades earned in each subject
  • Copy of the secondary school or high school certificate of completion or diploma, if applicable
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS or PTE score results (not required for conditional admission)
  • Current certified bank statement or financial guarantee (within 6 months)
  • Financial statement of support form
  • Copy of passport (if available)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    620 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    620 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    251 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 251 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburg

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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