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Health & Safety Information

Remote work and classes will continue through Sunday, January 30, 2022. All student services will remain accessible both remotely and in person, and athletics, theatre and most other events will continue as planned. For more information, view the university's health and safety protocols. Visit the  Winter 2022 Student Services Guide for information about student support services and campus activities available during the remote period.

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 Coordinator:

Mia Zamora, Ph.D.
CAS 329
mzamora@kean.edu
(908) 737-0385

Admission Requirements

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

English Writing Studies (M.A.)

Application Deadlines

Fall: June 30
Spring: December 1

The Classroom and Beyond

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.

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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