24 months
729 USD/credit 17496 USD/year
729 USD/credit 17496 USD/year
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In the flexible master’s in Writing and Publishing program from DePaul University, you have the unique opportunity to study across genres and develop and revise your work under the mentorship of acclaimed authors and poets. 


Choose from courses in poetry, fiction and non-fiction (travel, magazine, memoir, science writing, personal essay, etc). Professional internships give you the opportunity to join Chicago’s vibrant literary scene—and to start a rewarding creative career.

Earn additional graduate certificates in:

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Teaching English in Two-Year Colleges
  • Digital Humanities

Courses are offered weekday evenings on the Lincoln Park Campus. The Writing and Publishing program from DePaul University may be completed in two years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Creative Writing
  • Travel Writing
  • Screenwriting
  • Science Writing
  • Writing Fiction
  • Writing Poetry
  • Writing the Literature of Fact

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application.
  • Official transcripts detailing course work from all colleges and universities you have attended. If you send transcripts directly to DePaul, they must be in a sealed envelope with the official registrar's stamp across the envelope flap.
  • A résumé that summarizes your education and relevant experience.
  • A reflective essay, from 500 to 750 words long, describing your objectives in applying to DePaul's MA in Writing and Publishing program and your plans for the future.
  • A portfolio (approximately 25 pages) of representative creative writing. 
  • An application fee of $40. 
  • Two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    17496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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