Post-Master's Certificate in Writing Enrichment

Program Description

The School of Creative and Professional Writing offers a 15-credit Post-master's Certificate in Writing Enrichment that provides in-depth study for students who already hold an MFA or an MA in an appropriate discipline and want to pursue further post-graduate study in creative writing or professional writing.

The Post-masters Certificate in Writing Enrichment study can be highly individualized to allow the student to enter writing practice under the guidance of SCPW faculty in order to work in a new creative writing genre, or on a new creative writing project, or gain expertise and specialization in professional writing. Students complete ENG652 Enrichment Residency (3 credits) and ENG653: Writing Enrichment (12 credits) to earn the 15-credit certificate.

Certificate students join MAW and MFA students in existing courses taught by School of Writing faculty in fiction; poetry; creative nonfiction; writing for children and young adults; writing for TV, screen, or stage (screenwriting or playwriting); or professional writing.

Students may begin studies in May or November in Louisville and complete the certificate in six months, which requires about 25 hours of work per week during independent study. A nine-month option, requiring only about 12 hours of work per week during independent study, begins in May (in Louisville) or July (abroad). Students produce the same amount of work on either schedule.

Certificate program applicants who are not alumni of the SCPW are required to meet the same admission standards as degree-seeking students. An MFA or MA is the minimum education requirement.

Program Sheet
Post-Master's Certificate in Writing Enrichment