What will I learn?

The student with a major in creative writing takes courses in fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction and translation, as well as selected literature courses. We also offer a minor in creative writing.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

Read as a writer, understanding and analyzing a range of literary strategies, such as language, voice, form.
Produce accomplished creative work that demonstrates a command of literary strategies in fiction, poetry, drama and other literary genres.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English

Study options

Full Time (Complete at least 120 total credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$28,500.00 per year
Application deadline

1 November 2021, 15 June 2022

Start date

17 January 2022, 22 August 2022


St Louis Home Campus

470 East Lockwood Avenue,



63119, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must complete the 43 credit hours for the major as specified below with a grade of C- or better.

For international students

Students must completed high school or from a home school program.

English language proficiency requirement:

TOEFL: iBT: 80

TOEFL: pBT: 550

IELTS: Academic: 6.0

Duolingo: 120

Pearson: 53

Cambridge Academic English: 169

Password: 6.0

GTEC: 1201

iTEP: 3.7

SAT's English-based Reading and Writing Score: 450

ACT composite score: 23

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.