College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English

About This Program

The Creative Writing M.F.A. program is designed for aspiring writers who want to hone their craft and take their skills to the next level. With a focus on individual attention and mentorship from experienced faculty, you'll have the opportunity to refine your writing skills in a supportive and inspiring environment. Whether you're interested in fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, our program provides you with the tools needed to achieve your writing goals. Read more...

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*


  • -7.3% decline
  • 118,700 number of jobs
  • $63,400 potential earnings

English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

  • 2.1% slower than the average
  • 81,300 number of jobs
  • $69,000 potential earnings

Postsecondary teachers, all other

  • 2.0% slower than the average
  • 245,900 number of jobs
  • $71,950 potential earnings

Writers and authors

  • -2.3% decline
  • 131,200 number of jobs
  • $67,120 potential earnings

Additional Careers

  • Content development
  • Copywriting
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Publishing
  • Arts administration

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.