Love words and want to pursue a creative writing degree? Temple University’s English bachelor’s degree with a Creative Writing concentration has just what you’re looking for. You’ll learn how to spin yarns, make passionate arguments and form intelligent analyses with the written word. Not sure how to get started? Our academic advisors and professional development counselors can point you in the right direction for your education and future career. Calculate your tuition, discover your financial aid options and applytoday.

Study Creative Writing at Temple

If writing is your passion, Temple’s Department of English offers a BA in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing. Our students are immersed in poetry and fiction and gain experience writing in different genres. Prominent and award-winning writers lead Temple’s undergraduate Creative Writing program - students work closely with faculty to become better writers and readers.

Most students focus on fiction, poetry or screenwriting so they’re prepared for creative writing graduate study if they choose to pursue it.

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Hyphen Interdisciplinary Journal

Creative Writing Undergrads at Temple University Hyphen is Temple University’s only undergraduate student literary magazine. Founded by Professor Jena Osman 12years ago, the journal has published close to 400 fiction writers, poets and visual artists. We release a print magazine every spring and also host open mic nights and other events to support Temple’s literary and artistic community. To get involved, please contact us at

Academic Advising and Professional Development

Take full advantage of the College of Liberal Arts’ flexible curriculum with the help of our award-winning advisors. We help you select a major or a minor and graduate on time. Beyond academics, our advisors ensure that you have a rich experience at Temple by complementing your academic work with internships, study abroad programs and other experiential learning opportunities.

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Fly in 4

Take charge of your future and limit your debt. The Fly in 4 partnership allows you to complete your degree on time or Temple will pay for your remaining coursework. Graduating on time means your path to success starts sooner. We provide you with the resources you need to graduate in four years, like academic advising and classes offered when you need them. You commit to doing what it takes to blaze your career path in four years.

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Tuition and Fees

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

At Temple, we believe that students from all walks of life should have access to an outstanding college education. If you need help paying for your education, you aren’t alone. Most students receive some form of financial aid to fund their education. About 60% of first-year Temple students receive need-based financial aid, and the average first-year financial aid package is about $15,000. Eligible students receive financial assistance from federal, private, state and university sources. Explore your financial aid options and apply early to make your college education affordable.

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Undergraduate Admissions

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Temple Admissions Deadlines

  • February 1: Freshman Application Deadline for Fall Semester
  • February 1: FAFSA Financial Aid Application Deadline
  • November 1: Transfer Deadline for Spring Semester
  • June 1: Transfer Deadline for Fall Semester

Undergraduate Resources

Undergraduate Chair:
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Sharon Logan
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Stephanie Morawski
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