Why This Program?

Kansas City has a vibrant community of writers and publishers, and our department encourages real-world experiences for our students through internal and external internships. Our students gain experience in writing and editing that prepares them for the job market.

We offer programs of study for students with a wide range of interests with courses in many fields of literature (American, British, Latin American, etc.) as well as in creative writing (fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and creative non-fiction), linguistics, rhetoric, and editing and publishing. You will be able to focus your studies in any of these areas for your undergraduate (major and/or minor) and graduate (M.A., M.F.A., or iPh.D.) degrees.

Our faculty has a broad range of professional expertise in the study of literature, language, and writing. Our professors have won awards as prestigious as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts.