Program description: Texas Tech offers both the MA and PhD in English with a creative writing emphasis. For a detailed outline of our degree plan, fellowship and assistantship options, see our website, and feel free to contact any of the faculty to discuss our program, or just talk about graduate school in general.
Our accomplished faculty are working writers and editors, as well as dedicated teachers. Students from our program have won prestigious book prizes, literary contests, fellowships and grants, and they publish in some of the finest literary journals in the country. Our MA candidates can teach in our newly revamped composition program, as well as lead discussion sections of literature courses, and our PhD students teach a full range of courses in composition, creative writing and literature. Every student accepted into our program is competitively funded, and additional scholarships are also available.
We offer the full range of specializations in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction; there are additional opportunities to explore translation, editing, letterpress printing, and video essays. Students may focus in one genre or explore unique versions of hybridity. Regardless of one’s writing interests, the person who succeeds at Texas Tech University is one who understands that reading and careful study of the literary traditions—in all their diversity—and literary theory are essential to good writing, teaching, citizenship.