Saint Joseph's University

College of Arts and Sciences

Writing Studies


5600 City Avenue -

Philadelphia, PA 19131

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.- Writing Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.A. in Writing Studies program combines a traditional literature-based master's degree with a creative writing program by offering a wide variety of courses and providing students with a highly flexible, unique academic experience. In addition to taking classes in areas of writing and culture, rhetoric and composition, and professional writing, students have the opportunity to gain significant professional work experience through credit-bearing internships. Class sizes are small (fifteen students or less) and include dynamic workshops, allowing students to hone their writing skills. All faculty are practicing writers in the genre they teach, giving students a sampling of professional experience. Additionally, writing studies students publish a student-authored literary magazine, The Avenue, featuring fiction, nonfiction and poetry.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

International Student Requirements:

International students (seeking or holding non-immigrant visas) intending degree-seeking study must complete and submit the Application Form, along with all credentials and the required $35 USD application fee directly to the Graduate Admissions Office. Please visit for more information

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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