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Build the Foundation of Your Career

Our pragmatic approach to creative writing gives our students an edge in today’s competitive job market. With a sharp focus on career preparation, Monmouth’s MFA students gain perspective on the business of literature by learning interview techniques, publishing strategies, and marketable industry skills. Additionally, graduates of the program will leave Monmouth with a publishable creative thesis and tangible internship experience in the field. Students pursuing a career in teaching may also work as a paid adjunct within Monmouth’s English department during the MFA program.

Potential career paths include:

  • Academic or public librarian
  • Advertising or digital copywriter
  • Author
  • Freelance writer
  • Literary agent
  • College professor
  • Higher education administrator
  • Creative consultant
  • Creative director
  • Book or magazine editor
  • Literary publicist
  • Magazine or newspaper journalist
  • Marketing executive
  • Primary/secondary school teacher
  • Public relations officer
  • Social media manager
  • Web content manager

At Monmouth, we recognize the need to nurture our students’ individual voices and equip them with the tools necessary to create their best work. We also believe in pragmatically preparing them for success in professional fields that value the skills they learn in our program. Our graduates will leave Monmouth with lifelong mentors, a book manuscript, applicable job skills and experience in the field.

Melissa Febos