Creative Writing

Required Components

  • 3 Interdisciplinary Courses, 2 of which must be team-taught
  • 3 Creative Writing courses:
    • Non-Fiction (the narrative or personal essay)
    • Fiction (the novella or short story)
    • Screenwriting
    • Playwriting
    • Poetry
    • Periodic Journalism
  • 1 Elective course from MALS or Dartmouth College*
  • 1 Independent study in Creative Writing (MALS 127)
  • 1 Research Methods module (MALS 130, MALS 131 or MALS 132)
  • 1 Summer Symposium (MALS 120) — no tuition charged
  • 3 MALS Ethics Workshops (Professionalism, Academic Integrity & Mentorship - 1.5 hour workshops) — no tuition charged
  • Creative Thesis — no tuition charged
  • Thesis Presentation (MALS 411) — no tuition charged

*Dartmouth College undergraduate courses may be taken for MALS elective, concentration, or interdisciplinary credit. These courses, no more than two, must be upper division, and will require additional readings and/or written assignments to equal graduate level coursework. The specifics of the requirements are by agreement between the student and instructor (see the Non-MALS Course Contract <link>). Prior approval from the MALS administration is required.