Career Paths

What Can I Do with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing?

Upon completion of the MFA in Creative Writing program, students will possess the skills to pursue a wide range of writing-related careers in a number of industries:

  • Teaching composition and creative writing at the college level
  • Publishing
  • Copywriting
  • Copyediting
  • Manuscript/magazine editing
  • Professional writing
  • Marketing writing
  • Greeting Card Author
  • Comic Book Writer
  • Novelist
  • Creativity Coach
  • Writing Coach
  • Advertising (Creative)
  • Songwriter (Lyricist)
  • Freelance Short Fiction Writer
  • Creative Writing Instructor (give your own workshops)
  • Legacy Writer (write people's bios and family histories)
  • Ghostwriter
  • Travel Writer
  • Freelance Essayist/Article Writer
  • Columnist
  • Video Game Writer (includes storytelling/fiction)
  • Personal Poet (write personalized poems for weddings, funerals, childbirths, etc.)
  • Playwright
  • Blogger
  • Creative Writing Consultant
  • Screenwriter