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Creative Writing

Why choose creative writing at Missouri State?

Our pre-professional, 36-hour degree is designed to prepare you to pursue advanced degrees and work in the field. Graduates of our program go on to teach at the college level. Others find that they’re well prepared for careers in K-12 education, journalism, professional writing and more.

Pursue a degree in English/Creative Writing

The Department of English offers multiple pathways for achieving a degree in English/Creative Writing. Most students pursue a four-year plan with either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science distinction.

Bachelor of Arts

View a BA Four-Year Degree Plan: English/Creative Writing sample schedule.

Bachelor of Science

View a BS Four-Year Degree Plan: English/Creative Writing sample schedule.


Credits from other accredited universities can be transferred to Missouri State University.


Unlock the potential of communication and critical thinking with a creative writing minor.

Take your writing to the next level