Thesis is required for Creative Writing: The creative thesis should consist of original poetry single spaced, no more than one poem per page (Poetry Track), or of prose (Prose Track); either option should include an 8-10 page introduction that discusses the poetics or influences behind the thesis (this is not a self-examination or analysis of the work in the thesis). The student will be assigned an advisor for the thesis when 9 (nine) hours of course work are completed. The thesis itself is a cumulative document, not confined to work done during the registered 6 hours. Students normally register for the thesis during the last two semesters.
Oral Comprehensive Exam
An oral comprehensive examination is required of all students, including the defense of a writing project of the student’s choosing either an ENGL 5998r research project, an ENGL 5999r thesis, or a revised class research paper.