2022-2023 Course Catalog
- Have a completed baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, with an overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
If a student has below a 3.0 GPA, please feel free to apply if you show extreme promise through other achievements. Additional Admissions documents may be requested.
Completed application for admission by the posted deadline, including:
- Online application
- Admissions Essay (current prompt found in application portal)
- Curriculum vita or Resume
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- 10-page prose sample
Admissions Materials can be uploaded in the application or submitted to:
Office of Graduate Admission-Berry Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
International Applicants must submit additional documentation to the Office of Admissions. A list of these documents can be found on the International Admission web page.
ENG709 Summer Community of Writers
This ten-day residency in Pittsburgh is particularly tailored towards ACT 48 educators or students seeking elective credit. Daily attendance in genre-specific writing workshops and conferences with visiting authors is required. Craft sessions, lectures and readings are available but optional.
3 ENG585 Travel Writing
This course focuses on the art and craft of travel writing. Students will read and study contemporary travel writing, and will be expected to generate creative work that illustrates a deep understanding of the literary tools available to writers in this genre.
3 -------------------- ENG582 The Art and Craft of Narrative
Readings and writing in this multi-genre course will focus on constructing narratives in fiction, nonfiction, poetry or writing for children. Students will be introduced to the workshop method and given instruction on sending work out for publication.
3 OR ENG583 The Art and Craft of the Lyric
Readings and writing in this multi-genre course will focus on writing lyrically in poetry and prose. Students will be introduced to the workshop method and given instruction on sending work out for publication.
3 OR ENG523 The Craft of Creative Writing: Multiple Genres
This course may substitute for any other craft course for students specializing in any genre. Students will be introduced to the craft of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and will also be introduced to the workshop method and given instruction on sending out work for publication.
3 OR ENG683 Special Topics
Literature Courses on differing topics, usually thematically based.
3 -------------------- ENG674 Field Seminar: International
The field seminar is a traveling creative writing workshop designed to push students outside the realm of comfort and make them question their assumptions about themselves and their culture. Travel locations and specific topics will vary, but will always be outside the United States. May be repeated for credit. Additional fee(s): Field Seminar fee.
3 OR ENG693 Independent Study
Independent study on topics of the student’s choosing.
Pre-requisites Complete the following course:
- XXX123 Permission of Instructor