The Kean University Master of Arts in English Writing Studies offers three related courses of study:
- theory and practice for teaching writing,
- creative writing,
- and professional writing.
While students generally choose a particular thread or focus for their degree, they are invited to participate in courses from any focus relevant to their educational agenda. Our intention is to provide a rigorous overview of writing scholarship and flexible, programatic choices that allow students to follow their own particular professional, practical, and creative aspirations. The program is specifically designed for individuals who want to pursue both an in-depth exploration of writing studies as a discipline and also an individualized program of study specifically tailored to their particular interests and employment needs.
For advisement, download the Course Requirements Guidesheet for MA in English Writing Studies.
The program operates in tandem with the Department of English’s recently-approved federally-funded Writing Project—a nation-wide professional development network for writing instructors engaged in teaching K through college. Teachers who participate in the Kean University Writing Project’s Summer Institute receive credite for courses in the MA in English Writing Studies.