Engage the Power of Words.
Claim your individual voice and vision through one of the two graduate programs offered by our Literatures & Languages Department. Find inspiration and support from an inclusive community of writers and scholars in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area’s vibrant literary scene.
MFA in Creative Writing
Grow as a writer and reader as you prepare to publish, perform, or teach. Be inspired by peers and pursue excellence in poetry or prose (fiction or creative nonfiction).
MA in English Language & Literatures
Develop critical writing and research skills as you prepare for doctoral study, teaching, or a communications career. Join a community of scholars who will challenge you to produce your best work.
Apply for competitive fellowships in writing and community engagement, which support projects exploring the socially transformative power of literature.
Be inspired by award-winning novelists, poets, and journalists as well as published scholars. All are dedicated educators who will mentor you one-on-one.
“The faculty is the keystone of the Mills education. Every single professor I studied with was attentive to my individual needs as a person, as a student, but most importantly, as an aspiring artist.”