Degree Requirements, Writing

Graduate handbook information is updated and maintained by each program. Graduate handbooks are available within each program's office and online at https://utexas.box.com/v/UTAustinGraduateHandbooks. Please contact the program with concerns or questions.

The student must complete at least 54 semester hours of coursework, including a three-hour first-year seminar; nine hours of creative work and six hours of studies courses in the primary field; six hours of creative work and three hours of studies courses in the secondary field; 21 hours of supporting coursework; and either the six-hour thesis course or (in cases where the student elects to complete a coursework-only degree plan with departmental report option) three additional elective hours and a three-hour departmental report course. The coursework-only degree-plan with departmental report option is only available with approval of the graduate advisor. Reviews are conducted each semester determine the student's eligibility to continue in the program. Further information about degree requirements is available from the graduate advisor.