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Writing Careers for Creative Experts

The online MFA Writing program from Lindenwood University delivers the expert skills you need to create compelling and influential works of literature, poetry, and journalism. Customize your master’s degree in writing by choosing from concentrations in fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction, and become equipped for diverse writing careers with a competitive edge.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that many writing careers offer the benefits of self-employment, while other opportunities in the field, such as editor and journalist positions, offer the benefit of schedules that take them outside the office.



Writers create literary content to either be published by media companies or in the form of novels, textbooks, children’s books, and more. Many of these professionals are employed by marketing and media companies, while others are self-employed.



Editors correct spelling and grammar mistakes and review literary content for accuracy before it is published. These professionals are often employed by media and marketing companies.

Career and salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Additional careers in writing for graduates:

  • Reporter
  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Staff writer

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As you’re making your decision about pursuing an online degree, you are likely to have questions. From program information to details about the application process, we’re here to help you find the answers you need.

Program Outcomes: Literary Tools for Diverse Genres

When you complete the online MFA Writing program, you will be able to:

Specialty Skills for Your Chosen Genre

The online MFA Writing degree offers three concentrations in diverse genres.

Writing, MFA: Poetry

Enhance your poetry capabilities as you design your own curriculum and take advantage of workshops, craft classes, and literature classes in the online Poetry MFA in Writing program from Lindenwood University.

Writing, MFA: Fiction

Hone your fiction writing skills as you design your own curriculum across a range of courses – workshops, craft, and literature classes – in the Fiction concentration of the online MFA in Writing program.

Writing, MFA: Creative Nonfiction

The Creative Nonfiction concentration is designed to improve your creative writing skills through workshops and writing classes taught by published authors. You’ll graduate ready to produce creative and engaging content in your career.

Career Support

Lindenwood University is committed to supporting its students academically and professionally after graduation.

Contact an enrollment counselor at 855-941-0568 to learn more about the career services that are available to you.

Job Fairs

We host four job fairs per year, both on campus and through our partnerships within the Gateway Career Association.

Office of Career Services

We can help you begin your job search, make professional connections, and prepare for the job you want.

Alumni Network

When you graduate with a degree from Lindenwood, you’ll be a part of our extensive network of former students.

Find Your Strengths

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