The creative thesis should consist of original poetry single spaced, no more than one poem per page (for Poetry Track), or of prose (for 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.
Students are required to complete a 60 minute oral examination with the creative writing faculty. The examination will cover the content of the creative thesis and discussion of issues in the field. The examination is given at the time the creative thesis is submitted, but at least 24 hours of coursework must be completed.