Missouri State University

Department of English

Creative Writing

Creative Writing as a degree will stretch your imagination.

Become an accomplished creative writer

With this focus for your English program, you can develop your writing across several genres:

  • Poetry
  • Playwriting
  • Short story
  • Fiction
  • Creative nonfiction

You will get individual attention from professors dedicated to taking your writing to the next level.

Career options

This is a pre-professional, 36-hour degree, designed to prepare you to pursue an advanced degree – Master of Fine Arts degree or a PhD, for example. Some graduates of Missouri State’s creative writing program go on to teach English and creative writing at the college level.

Poet Brett Ralph speaking at MSU

Brett Ralph reads from his book "Black Sabbatical."