University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

https://dornsife.usc.edu/cwphd

At home in USC's Department of English, the USC Ph.D. IN CREATIVE WRITING & LITERATURE PROGRAM is one of the few dual Ph.D. programs in the country that weaves the disciplines of literature and creative work into a single educational experience. Students complete coursework in both creative writing and literature. The dissertation project is comprised of creative and critical manuscripts, both of which are essential for completion of the degree.

Degrees Offered

PhD

Genres

Fiction, Poetry

Residency type

Full

Program length

64 units (5–6 years)

Financial Aid

Students admitted to the Ph.D. program in Creative Writing and Literature receive financial support and assistance in the form of Teaching Assistantships and Fellowships, which include full tuition remission, year-round health and dental benefits, and a stipend at the current rate.

Teaching opportunities

Yes

Editorial opportunities

Yes

Graduates

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