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Department of English

University of Mississippi

PhD with Creative Writing Emphasis

Degree Requirements:

  • 33 hours of graduate coursework beyond the MFA (additional courses may be required by the admission Committee on an individual basis), plus at least 21 hours dissertation credit
  • Successful completion of qualifying procedures
  • Completed dissertation and successful oral defense of the dissertation

Coursework Requirements:

  • 6 hours of coursework in literature before 1800
  • 6 hours of coursework in literature after 1800
  • 6 hours of creative writing workshop
  • 15 hours of electives
    • may include up to 6 hours of Form, Craft, & Influence
    • may include up to 6 hours of graduate coursework in relevant academic disciplines outside the English Department or as directed reading