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Programs in Creative Writing

Learn alongside a diverse student body, find inspiration, develop creativity, and shape your craft.

The Department of English and Creative Writing has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research, combining academic rigor with a commitment to encouraging and guiding our students. Our faculty specializes in critical exploration of British, American, and Irish literature from the Middle Ages to the present, and you will gain rich training across wide-ranging forms and genres: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and performance-based work.

There are frequent opportunities to learn the craft of writing through creative writing workshops taught by nationally and internationally known novelists or poets. You will cultivate skills that many employers demand, including abilities to analyze complex ideas, work in various creative and collaborative settings, and communicate effectively and professionally.

#1 University in Oklahoma, WSJ

100% Success Rate for TU English Majors

$69K+ Annual Median Pay for Writers, Authors

100% First-Year Students Have Financial Aid

Professional Opportunities

The beauty of English studies is that it opens doors to a multitude of career options. Our students have gone on to highly successful careers in public service as well as private industry, including teaching, writing, publishing, communications, and much more. Distinguished alumni employers include YouTube, Netflix, University of Chicago, and others.

Job opportunities:

  • Copywriter
  • Publisher/editor
  • Reporter/Columnist
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer
  • Grant writer
  • Novelist
  • Film and television writer
  • Writing coach

Beyond the Classroom

    • Set the stage for lifelong learning and success.

      Learning is an individualized journey that extends far beyond a major or the walls of a classroom. TU’s Office of Integrative and Experiential Learning (OIEL) provides opportunities for scholars to enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary programs. Our real-world academic enrichment opportunities are designed to challenge students and enhance their personal and professional educational experience.

      Experiential Learning

    • Make your TU experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      TU students have abundant opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. From international clubs, music groups, and intramural sports to Greek life, student government, and on-campus leadership, there’s truly something for everyone at TU. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.

      Student Organizations

    • Be the change you want to see.

      TU encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.

      Civic Engagement

    • Pursue success with confidence — backed by TU’s job placement guarantee.

      TU is committed to our students’ professional success, which is why our Center for Career Development, aka CaneCareers, offers a job placement guarantee program. We promise that students who follow the program will land an entry-level job in their chosen field or continue their education within six months of graduation, or we’ll give them a free semester of grad school.


    Learn about the college

    Our expert faculty care deeply about our students’ success. We pride ourselves on our small class sizes - usually 15–20 students - which allow us to complement lectures with discussion and close collaborations between students and faculty.


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