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English - Writing Emphasis, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Topeka, KS, United States
The writing emphasis at Washburn is ideal for students interested in both practical and creative writing. We offer a range of rigorous courses in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, plus a capstone course in which you will edit and produce an issue of a nationally-recognized literary journal. 
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Overview

You'll have the opportunity to learn from faculty members who are widely published and award-winning writers.

You'll take courses to learn the basics in writing poetry, fiction and non-fiction, as well as have the opportunity to take advanced courses in each of those writing styles. You'll also take several courses in literature to further your knowledge of and exposure to different styles of literature. There are more specialized courses, including journalism, playwriting, and short stories, you can choose between based upon your own interests. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Admission applications are processed on a continual basis. You can apply to Washburn up until one week prior to the last day to enroll for a given semester.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    39 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Beginning Poetry Writing 
  • Beginning Non-Fiction Writing 
  • Beginning Fiction Writing 
  • Critical Reading and Writing 

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:

    72

    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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General Requirements

  • International Online Application for Admission
  • Signed and Completed Financial Disclaimer Form
  • Original Financial supporting documents, such as a current bank statement
  • USD $70 non-refundable application/processing fee. 
  • Original transcripts. 
  • iBT TOEFL or IELTS score report if applying for full admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    661 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 661 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    292 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 292 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Topeka

  • 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.

Funding

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