The Graduate Writing Program serves graduate students across the Rutgers community. The GWP’s mission is to support graduate students of all disciplines in their current and future writing goals, from coursework papers to scholarly articles and dissertations. Students receive extensive individual attention from highly qualified, full-time English Department faculty members.
Courses typically consist of eight class meetings and two one-on-one conferences. While GWP courses appear on students’ transcripts, they are free, carry zero credits and are graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory; satisfactory performance is largely determined by attendance and engagement. Graduate students of all levels are welcome. In addition to offering courses, the GWP hosts a range of workshops and events, such as writing “bootcamps” and guest lectures.
GWP Advisory Board
Jerome J. Kukor, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies
Eileen Kowler, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Senior Associate Dean, SGS
Paola Gambarota, Associate Professor of Italian Literature
Tamara Sears, Associate Professor of Art History
Marian Diksies, Director of Student Affairs, School of Social Work
Kihwan Bae, Doctoral Candidate, Graduate Program in Economics
Lauren Swift, Doctoral Candidate, Graduate Program in History