Contact: Tony Grooms, Program Director
Office: (470) 578-6440
Fax: (470) 578-6524
Web address: www.mapw.hss.kennesaw.edu
- A bachelor’s or graduate degree from an institution accredited in a manner accepted by KSU
- A completed KSU application form, indicating application to the Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing Program
- An application fee
- Official undergraduate transcripts
- Official graduate transcripts, if applicable
- A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or a minimum graduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Immunization requirement (see Graduate Admission section of catalog)
- A statement of purpose that explains: the genre of concentration; what the student wishes to achieve from the program; any experience the student already has in writing (i.e., workshops or literature classes, reading and writing habits, membership in writers’ organizations, awards, publications, and the like)
- One copy of representative sample of creative writing in the genre to be studied, not to exceed 25 double-spaced pages.
- Optional: One to three letters of reference from someone who can evaluate the student’s: creative writing skills commitment to creative writing and academic work
Program of Study
A Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing Program is offered through the Master of Arts in Professional Writing Program in the English Department, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Kennesaw State University. A unique four-course, non-degree program, its mission is to provide instruction and membership in a community of writers to qualified writing students in metro Atlanta and North Georgia who seek intensive creative writing practice but who do not want to matriculate in a graduate program.
This Graduate Certificate program allows qualified writers to study in graduate-level writing workshops taught by professional writers on the Kennesaw State University faculty.
A student coming into the Certificate Program would have to choose one of the creative writing genres offered in the MAPW program: fiction, poetry, screen writing, playwriting, or creative nonfiction. Once a genre discipline is selected, the student would be expected to complete workshops in only that genre. For example, a student might select to study for the Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing and focus in fiction writing.
See creative writing courses listed in the Professional Writing, MAPW Program.