Build on your love for language with the Master of Arts in English and Writing Professions program at Eastern Kentucky University. Our career-oriented program’s unique curriculum will prepare you for work in administration, instruction and digital copywriting in both the academy and the private sector. Learn from award-winning faculty with backgrounds in marketing, cultural theory and creative writing. Choose to complete your degree fully online or participate in a low-residency, on-campus experience.

Admissions Requirements

  • An English minor or equivalent (18 credit hours of literature and/or language classes)
  • Minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA
  • Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of less than 2.5 are required to complete the GRE:
    • 150 or higher Verbal
    • 4.0 or higher Analytical Writing
  • Admission deadlines are August 1 for fall semester and January 2 for spring semester


Job Opportunities for Graduates

  • Administrator of a writing center or writing program at post-secondary institutions
  • Communications and training specialist for an array of businesses
  • Instructor of writing and literature classes at post-secondary institutions

Where are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Higher education administration:
    • Eastern Kentucky University
    • Florida Gulf Coast University
    • University of Kentucky
    • Colorado State University
    • Bluegrass Community and Technical College
  • Higher education instruction:
    • University of Cincinnati
    • James Madison University
    • Georgetown University
  • K-12 leadership
  • High schools throughout Kentucky and abroad
  • Non-profit organizations:
    • Shaker Village in Harrodsburg, KY
    • Children’s Dental Health Project in Washington, D.C.
    • Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
  • Media companies
  • Education services companies
  • Private sector training and instruction:
    • BJ’s Wholesale Club
    • The Learning House
  • Corporate technical writing and copywriting:
    • Pacific Architects and Engineers
    • American Health Packaging
  • Freelance

Career Outlook

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Master of Arts in English & Writing Professions