Writing Studies M.A.

Grow Creatively and Professionally as a Writer

Whether you’re looking to write a book, grow your career as a technical or professional writer, study literature, build a portfolio for a PhD or MFA application, or add a layer of professional development to your current training, the M.A. in Writing Studies program offers a unique academic experience. You’ll engage in diverse styles of writing, including personal essays, short stories, poetry, press releases, screenplays, adolescent literature, reflections on teaching writing, and grant proposals. You can earn your degree in just 15 months.

Gain Professional Experience

Our flexible course scheduling is designed for working professionals. Class sizes are small and include dynamic workshops that will hone your writing skills. In addition to taking classes, you will have the opportunity to gain significant professional work experience through credit-bearing internships and courses that focus on portfolio development.

A Network of Published Writers

Find community in a program taught by writers, for writers. All faculty members are practicing writers who share their professional experience in the classroom. Additionally, Writing Studies students publish a student-authored literary magazine, The Avenue, featuring fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Saint Joseph’s writing studies students have been widely published in national news outlets such as USA Today, Huffington Post, VOGUE Italia, Ebony Magazine, Salon.com and many more.

Program Success Message: 

90%of graduates land employment in the writing field after graduation.

10%expected employment growth for technical writers between 2014-2024.