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Writing Studies

Saint Joseph's University

18 months
923 USD/credit 18460 USD/year
923 USD/credit 18460 USD/year
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The graduate Writing Studies program at Saint Joseph's University 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. 


At Saint Joseph’s University, Writing Studies students at Saint Joseph's University engage in diverse styles of writing, including personal essays, short stories, poetry, press releases, screenplays, adolescent literature, reflections on teaching writing, and grant proposals.

Learning outcomes

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 and courses that focus on portfolio development. Class sizes are small (fifteen students or less) and include dynamic workshops, allowing students to hone their writing skills. All faculty are practicing writers, giving students a sampling of professional experience. Additionally, Writing Studies students publish a student-authored literary magazine, The Avenue, featuring fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing and Culture
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Professional Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts for all credits earned, undergraduate and graduate
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume
  • Personal statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 923 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    18460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 923 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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