• Be Impactful.

    John McGearyMFA Student
    Posted March 19, 2013

    I chose Rosemont because of the variety of classes offered. I had specific ideas about what I wanted to study in a graduate MFA, and Rosemont fit best. The class combinations that drew me to Rosemont were classes like Gothic Literature, Magical Realism, Tolkien, and Literary Theory. Other programs I looked at had maybe one or two classes like these but with less flexibility. As a graduate student investing lots of time and money in this education, I like being able to know faculty, participate in small classes where everyone knows me, and hear ideas from friends learning along with me. It’s a fun learning environment, and I won’t have passed through without making an impact of my own.

MFA in Creative Writing

Top 5 Reasons

to obtain a creative writing degree

  • 1

    Two major genre of study: Poetry and prose

    Prose concentrations: Creative Non-fiction, Short Fiction, Writing for Children and Adults, Novel Writing and Dramatic Writing.

  • 2

    Literature seminars & Monthly Readings

    Our literature seminars are focused on how writers write and our monthly readings give students the opportunity to read their work aloud to fellow students and community members

  • 3

    Rathalla Review - Literary Magazine

    Students have the opportunity to write for and run the Rathalla Review.

  • 4

    Published Faculty

    All of the faculty members in the Creative Writing program are published and continue to gain experience in their respective fields.

  • 5

    Graduate Assistantships


Types of Careers

a creative writing degree offers

  • 1

    Published Author

  • 2

    Editor

  • 3

    Freelance Writer

  • 4

    Teacher/Professor

  • 5

    Journalist

Visiting Writers

that relate to creative writing

  • 1

    Michael Martone

  • 2

    Kevin McIlvoy

  • 3

    Steve Almond

  • 4

    Elise Juska

  • 5

    Beth Kephart

  • 6

    Andrea Carter Brown