Why Mills

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Mills' graduate programs in Creative Writing, Literature, and Book Art place you at the cutting edge. Your work here will transform you and the world around you.

Located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is at the center of a vital artistic and literary community. Our graduate programs in English are distinguished by their long-established reputations, innovation, outstanding faculty, and commitment to a vision of the literary arts as socially transformative. We offer a wide range of professional development opportunities in and out of the classroom that help you prepare for careers in teaching and publishing. And we are committed to offering both need-based scholarships and graduate assistantships to help fund your studies.

We offer a master of arts (MA) degree in English Language and Literatures and a master of fine arts (MFA) degree in creative writing with a focus on poetry or prose (fiction or creative nonfiction), with options for both full and part-time study. We also offer the first interdisciplinary MFA degree in book art and creative writing in the nation.

Why Mills? Pursuing graduate study is a big decision, and it’s important to choose the program that’s best for you. Take a look around, read what our students have to say, see the work our alumnae/i are doing, and then come to our beautiful California campus to visit a class or attend a Contemporary Writers Series reading.


Last Updated: 9/11/17