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Program Details

  • Award: Master of Fine Arts
  • Credits: 48
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The creative writing staff at MSU Mankato is composed entirely of published poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. We believe students at all levels of instruction should be guided by individuals steeped in their own creative projects and familiar with the common challenges surrounding bringing imaginative works to completion. The creative writing curriculum, undergraduate or graduate, assumes that writing and reading are complementary activities, and so students in our programs read some of the best literary works of the past and present while exploring issues of craft and genre that will allow them to take their own writing to a new level.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato 56002

Labor Market Information

  • Writers and Authors

  • Median wage: $26.95/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Proofreaders and Copy Markers

  • Median wage: $17.07/hour
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Editors

  • Median wage: $25.05/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • College English Language Teachers

  • Median wage: $56,874/year-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato
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