Visit the Cost of Attendance page for course tuition and fee rates.*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.).The Storytelling Lab team will help participants choose a path of courses tailored to their professional and creative goals.
This certificate is part of the Storytelling Lab at the Center for Applied Liberal Arts.Writing Sample: A creative writing sample is required. It should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages for fiction and nonfiction applicants and 10 single-spaced pages for poetry applicants. The Graduate School of Arts and Science reserves the right to change this information at any time. In addition, the department specifically requires the following: GRE: The GRE general test is not required for any of the Creative Writing programs. If you do, the scores will not be reviewed or considered by the department's Admissions Committee.TOEFL or IELTS: Either the TOEFL or the IELTS is required of all applicants who are not native English speakers or who do not have a bachelor's or master's degree from an institution where the language of instruction is English. Statement of Academic Purpose: In a concisely written statement, please describe your past and present work as it relates to your intended field of study, your educational objectives, and your career goals.Please refer to the GSAS Bulletin section Degree and Certificate Programs as Registered by the New York State Education Department for the actual program name and degree conferred.All application materials must be received by 5 p.m. If an application deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal U. holiday, then the next business day will be the deadline date.Those students are then eligible to pursue an Advanced Certificate in Creative Writing by taking two additional courses.Note: The field of study descriptions may not exactly match the actual program name on the degree that is conferred.A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.Certificate students who complete four of the courses listed below earn a Certificate in Creative Writing.