Programs: PhD in Writing and Rhetoric
PhD programs in Writing - the University Directory
Your story is inspiring. That is exactly why I'm looking at a PhD in creative writing. I'm just finish my first novel. All along the way I'm taking out parts that I feel are socially unexceptable, therefore unpublishable. I teach writing at a community college in rural NC now. I'm looking for a place that will let do distance ed so I won't have to quit my job.
Programs: PhD in Writing and Rhetoric - GMU English
Lancaster does distance learning ... but it's possible to to take a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Plymouth (where I now teach). It means the occasional visit to Plymouth each year ... but there's nothing wrong with that!
Some PhD programs require a master’s degree for admission, while some award the MA degree after two years of PhD coursework. Check the requirements of any program you are interested in. Typical completion time for a PhD in writing-related fields is about four or five years (after the master’s degree), though it varies. Some students take longer to study for and pass exams or complete dissertations. The PhD is the highest degree offered at university level, and these days is a prerequisite for employment in the academic world. It is not a guarantee of employment, however, and you would be unwise to enrol for a PhD in Creative Writing in the belief that it will lead automatically to a teaching appointment in a creative writing programme.The PhD in Creative Writing (CREW 690) normally consists of two related parts: a creative component and a complementary critical component. The creative component is a full-length work for the page (poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction), or the text of full-length works for stage or screen. The critical component is an academic/scholarly study contextualising the creative component.Obtaining a doctorate degree in creative writing provides an education specializing in fiction writing techniques and literary analysis. Upon receiving a PhD in Creative Writing, graduates can use the degree to further develop their own creative writing career or teach others the skills and techniques used to write and analyze literature at the high school, college, or university level.