Transform Your Work & the World.
At Mills, our graduate programs in creative writing and literature balance traditional academic disciplinary training with cutting-edge work in new media, critical theory, and diverse cultural traditions. Publish, teach, perform, and exhibit while engaging the world around you.
Our Literatures & Languages Department is distinguished by its long-established reputation, innovation, outstanding faculty, and commitment to a vision of the literary arts as socially transformative. As a graduate student in literature and languages, you’ll have the flexibility to tailor your degree program for your long-term professional goals. Your workshops and seminars will be intimate, interactive, and intellectually challenging. Interdisciplinary study is encouraged; you can take literature courses outside the department or cross-register at other institutions. You’ll push your limits as you work on a focused MA or MFA thesis that serves as the capstone of your experience. In and outside of the classroom, a wide range of professional development opportunities will help you prepare for a career in teaching or publishing.
We offer the following degree options:
MA in English Language & Literatures
MFA in Creative Writing with an Emphasis in Poetry or Prose
Pursuing graduate study is a big decision, and it’s important to choose the program that’s a fit. Discover why Mills may be right for you.