Do I really have to provide a copy of my unofficial transcripts for the LTWR Department if I attended CSUSM? Why?
What kind of writing sample should I include? Is the final paper from one of my English / LTWR courses okay?
I know you offer a creative thesis option. Should I send a creative writing sample in my application?
What should I do if I don’t have an analytical writing sample to send you?
How long does it take to get an M.A. in Literature and Writing?
What is a Master’s Thesis?
A thesis is a sustained analysis of a set of literary texts of your choice (usually between 50-70 pages double-spaced). Though you do the research and writing independently, you still work closely with a faculty advisor to guide you through the research process.
Unlike most M.A. programs, at CSUSM you also have the choice to compose a creative thesis with a critical introduction. A creative thesis can take many forms—including work in fiction, poetry, drama, life writing, and other literary artistic forms or genres (such as graphic novels).
When do graduate courses meet? Can I work and still take courses?
Do you really offer your M.A. students the chance to teach a first-year writing course?
When can I expect to hear a decision from the committee on my application?
I’m not sure if the M.A. program is right for me. Who can I speak to about the program?