Creative Writing

UWM-produced poetry films air on city buses in Milwaukee and transit systems nationwide. Photo credit: Christi ClancyUWM-produced poetry films aired on city buses in Milwaukee and transit systems – and websites – nationwide Photo credit: Christi Clancy

Create on the shores of Lake Michigan at one of America’s first graduate English programs to grant both the MA and PhD with concentrations in Creative Writing. Our program is unique; you will hone your craft as you receive a broad-based English 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