PhD in Creative Writing, University of Cincinnati

Amanda is a writer, book editor and Adjunct Lecturer at Edith Cowan University. Her first novel, The Sinkings (2008), and a collection of short stories, Inherited (November 2011), both published by UWA Publishing, have met with critical acclaim. Amanda has a PhD in Writing and is an Accredited Editor through the Institute of Professional Editors. She has been granted residencies in Australia, Scotland, Ireland and the United States. Amanda lives in an old house in an old suburb of Perth, and is currently working on a new novel.

Programs: PhD in Writing and Rhetoric

What about you? Have you considered getting an MFA or a PhD in Creative Writing? Why or why not?

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!

What about you? Have you considered getting an MFA or a PhD in Creative Writing? Why or why not?
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.
Arnold, Josie (2005). The PhD in writing accompanied by an exegesis. , (1), 36-50.

Should You Get a PhD in Creative Writing? « WriterlandWriterland

Can I get a PhD in Writing at Rowan?
Right now, we do not offer a degree beyond the MA. If you are interested in pursuing a PhD at some point, talk to the faculty about how best to plan your coursework and projects to maximize your chances of being accepted to a high-caliber PhD program.

A) You should only get a PhD in Creative Writing if you plan to teach and really like academic writing.

the world needs better writing, GMU adds PhD in writing and rhetoric

She holds an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a PhD in writing with a concentration in ancient women’s writing from The Union Institute.

Having a PhD degree in creative writing is a great thing that gives you boost in your professional career…


The Georgia State University Department of English offers an undergraduate concentration in Creative Writing; a Master of Arts in English, Concentration in Creative Writing; a studio/academic Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing; and a PhD in Creative Writing for students who can demonstrate that they have a serious commitment to writing fiction or poetry. It is the aim of the creative writing program to offer a degree that will provide the graduate with the skills to succeed as a writer and the knowledge, desire, and understanding to continue as a successful writer and teacher of writing once the student's degree program at Georgia State has been completed.