Flexible Applications, Life-Long Possibilities

Hone your creative writing craft by studying in Philadelphia, a world-class city for the arts. Become a part of a close-knit community within a thriving urban setting.

Immerse Yourself in the Art of Writing

Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts offers both undergraduate and graduate Creative Writing programs. Our classes teach students to think and write with clarity and imagination under the guidance of award-winning faculty. You’ll collaborate with your peers in inspiring and supportive workshops; take literature, humanities, and arts courses; and gain experience in the genre of your choice. Professors work closely with students as they write their own stories, poems and essays within the living tradition of literature

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Our MFA students work closely with faculty in fiction and poetry over the course of two years, participating in small workshops and one-on-one tutorials as well as special topics, literature and craft classes. Students can also take electives in the humanities, arts, theater, film and other graduate programs throughout the university. Become a part of a close-knit cohort within a thriving urban setting.

Academic Offerings



Poets & Writers Series

Our rich and challenging curriculum is supplemented by our Poets & Writers Series. Each year a number of poets and fiction writers are invited to read from their work.

Award-Winning Faculty

Temple has an excellent faculty of award-winning writers who represent a wide range of aesthetics.

Employers Love English Majors

From mayoral campaigns to musicology, recent Temple grads are putting their English degrees to work in many careers.