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Advance your career with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Writing for Children, a Master of Arts (MA) in Children's Literature, or one of our dual degree programs.

Writing for Children (MFA)

Nurture your creativity through engaged critical analysis

Transformative works from folklore, fantasy, nonfiction, poetry, and realism set rich contexts to your developing vision and voice. Small group critiques, individualized mentorships, and grounding in the publishing industry fortify your developing career as a writer. Learn more

Children's Literature (MA)

Explore the artistry of literature for children and young adults

Apply varied theoretical frameworks to historical and contemporary texts to discover their imaginative ambitions and critical successes. Immerse yourself in a wide range of genres and investigate the ways that children's literature constructs childhood. Learn more

Children's Literature/Writing for Children (MA/MFA)

Synthesize contemporary literary theory and your creative practice.

Highlight critical analysis to position your own voice as a writer for today’s young readers. Draw on an interdisciplinary curriculum and test your creative mettle across genres. Learn more

Children's Literature/Library Services to Children (MA/MS)

The first and only dual degree program in the country of its kind.

Examine literary history, then evaluate a children’s literature collection. Consider diverse critical frameworks to select the right YA texts. Participate in today’s literary society as you create tomorrow’s readers. Learn more

Children's Literature/Teaching (MA/MAT)

Combine your love of literature with your calling to teach.

Become certified for elementary, middle or secondary levels. Begin introducing today's great works to tomorrow's great readers. Learn more

Children's Literature/English (MA/MA)

Delve deeper into what you love.

Students have the opportunity to combine the study of specific genres in the English program with a concentrated study of Children's Literature and the specific theoretical approaches to that field. Learn more