English Writing Studies (M.A.)
Writing is a skill needed in almost every career and a passion for many people.
At Kean, our 30-credit master's degree in English Writing Studies is tailored toward students who want to improve their writing skills to further their careers and those who want a greater understanding of the art and theory behind good writing to follow their own passions. It offers both a rigorous overview of writing scholarship and flexible, programmatic choices that support students in following their professional, practical and creative aspirations.
Our program provides teachers with new strategies for teaching writing at all levels, along with coursework in writing for the workplace, grant writing and technical editing that are useful for the job market. In addition, there is emphasis placed on new media composition and creativity in several courses.
Kean's writing graduates work in a variety of industries, teaching in classrooms around the region, and writing literature and other works for a wide variety of audiences.
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.
This English Writing degree affords you many career opportunities such as:
- Editor/managing editor
- Magazine/newspaper journalist
- Writing Teacher
- Digital Media Specialist or Coordinator
- Writing Center Coordinator
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