Simmons University

The Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities

Master of Arts in Children's Literature


300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Children's Literature

Format: Campus

Program Description:

From picturebooks to young adult literature, classic works to contemporary prize-winners, 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 — poetry, nonfiction, fantasy, and young adult realistic fiction — and investigate the ways that children's literature constructs childhood.

Explore the diverse professional perspectives shaping literature for today’s children and young adults with faculty from across professional fields. Take a course in publishing, writing for children, book reviewing. Track the intersections of children’s literature and pop culture. Evaluate hot trends and seek new perspectives in a growing field.

Chat with editors, authors, and illustrators at the summer institute. Participate in the many programs sponsored by the Simmons Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons, such as Horn Book at Simmons Symposium and the Boston Book Festival.


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International Student Requirements:

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants whose first language is not English. The exam will be waived if the applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution. Officially translated and evaluated transcripts are required if not originally written in English. Only transcripts translated and evaluated by authorized organizations are accepted. Simmons College prefers either World Education Services ( or the Center for Educational Documentation ( International students must demonstrate that they have sufficient funds available to meet all the travel, living, and educational expenses for graduate study in the United States. This information must be provided if you are admitted to a graduate program at Simmons College.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1,075 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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