Creative Writing

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The QWERTY keyboard was created in Milwaukee, and so was one of the first graduate programs to grant both the MA and PhD with concentrations in Creative Writing. The former happened downtown, the latter right here on the UWM campus.

Our program is unique; you will hone your craft as you receive a broad-based education that will inform and enhance your artistic vision

While our students generally focus on a particular genre, many of them experiment in multiple genres, seeking to borrow tools from other forms that prove useful to their primary work. Some students have even successfully incorporated multiple genres in their culminating projects.

We admit 10 to 15 new students per year, and we generally have between 40 and 50 graduate-level Creative Writing students in our program. Of these students, approximately one-fourth are working at the MA level and three-fourths are working at the PhD level.

For more information on the Creative Writing Program at UW-Milwaukee, tour the links at left.

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Contact Person

Professor Liam Callanan
Curtin Hall 593