The University of Cincinnati offers both an M.A. and Ph.D. in creative writing. The university is home to the George Elliston Poetry Foundation, which brings a distinguished poet to campus each year to give public lectures and readings and to conduct poetry seminars and workshops. During the winter quarter, the Ropes Lecture Series hosts a number of prominent writers--both creative and scholarly--who present public lectures and participate in graduate seminars on both the M.A. and Ph.D. levels.