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What You Learn

You gain an understanding of both writing theory and pedagogy through a variety of coursework.

  • Take classes in writing poetry, nonfiction and children's literature
  • Understand research methods and theory
  • Compose and create in new media environments
  • Explore the role of race and ethnicity in writing and education
  • Grow a professional learning network for writing and the digital humanities
  • Participate in specialized writers workshops

With advisement, you can register for up to six credits in electives outside of the department and pursue a thesis on a topic that interests you.

Program Director:

Mia Zamora, Ph.D.
CAS 329
(908) 737-0385

Admission Requirements

If you have admissions questions, contact Graduate Admissions at or (908) 737-4723.

English Writing Studies (M.A.)

Application Deadlines

Fall: June 30
Spring: December 1

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean we believe learning and job growth extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms. That's why we encourage you to take advantage of a variety of research opportunities available to you, study abroad and pursue internships that will advance your career or set the stage for another advanced degree.

English Internships

Kean English internships provide mentoring, networking and experiences to help launch your career as a writer.

English Writing summer program
English Internships

Writing Studies Program

The Kean M.A. in Writing Studies program offers a unique, multi-modal learning experience.

Kean Professor Maria Zamora and students pose at Liberty Hall during 2019 Writing Retreat
Writing Studies Program

Kean University Writing Project

The Kean University Writing Project offers professional development and leadership training for teachers and other professionals who need support.

Kean Writing Project
Kean University Writing Project

After Kean

This English Writing degree affords you many career opportunities such as:

  • Copywriter
  • Editor/managing editor
  • Author
  • Magazine/newspaper journalist
  • Publisher
  • Writing Teacher
  • Digital Media Specialist or Coordinator
  • Writing Center Coordinator

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