Welcome to the Saint Joseph's University Writing Studies program! Unique to the Philadelphia area, our graduate writing program combines a traditional literature-based master's program with a creative writing program by offering a wide variety of courses and prospects.

Our students explore many diverse forms of writing, including short stories, poems, press releases, reflections on teaching, plays, adolescent literature, autobiography, biography, personal essays, and grant proposals. The Avenue, the Writing Studies program's annual student-authored literary magazine, features an array of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and is an illustration of the diverse writing produced in our program. To read the most recent edition online, click here.


All of the teachers in the Writing Studies program are practicing writers who write in the genre that they teach. Our courses are small— fifteen students or less— to enable each student to get individual feedback from the instructor and detailed feedback from peers.

Whether you're currently working in public relations but have a novel waiting to be written, a poet who would like to learn the genre of journalism, or a writing teacher in a high school who would like to develop their own writing, we're the program for you!

For more information about the program, download our brochure.

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