Master of Arts in English

The master of arts (M.A.) program is designed to prepare students to go on to doctoral work as well as to accommodate students with specific interests (e.g., creative writing, teaching English at the secondary, college, or university levels) that may not lead to further graduate study in English. The M.A. program thus serves students with a variety of interests and aspirations and its educational resources are meant to accommodate a diverse constituency.

Wayne State University offers a master of arts degree with a concentration in creative writing as well as creative writing courses for  English majors in the areas of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, writing for the theater, interdisciplinary and hybrid genres, and poetics.

Our faculty is widely accomplished and focused on bringing out the best in your writing. We have a vibrant student community, an excellent reading series, and scholarship opportunities.

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