Loyola University Maryland

Writing Department

Graduate Programs

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Loyola writing students have been accepted into a wide range of graduate studies, including law programs, graduate programs in creative writing (MFA), and programs in rhetoric and composition (MA and PhD), among others. This graduate work prepares students for professional careers and careers in academia.

Loyola's writing department is unique because the program boasts faculty members from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and training, which helps students prepare for the various options available to them after Loyola. Our faculty members can work with students to learn more about graduate schools and employment.

Please use the links below to professional associations for writers to explore options for writing students:

  • The Association of American Law Schools provides information about law programs and the coursework and skills students will need to prepare for a career in law.
  • The Association of Writers and Writing Programs provides extensive information on programs in creative writing, creative non-fiction, and poetry. Students may use this site to learn more about MFA programs.
  • The Consortium of Doctoral Programs in Rhetoric and Composition provides a list of links and contact information for PhD programs in the teaching of writing. Many of these programs also offer MAs in rhetoric and composition.
  • The Master's Degree Consortium of Writing Studies Specialists provides a list of MA-specific opportunities in the teaching of writing.
  • The RhetMap may also be useful. This resource provides maps for doctoral programs in rhetoric and composition, as well as a job market map. The job market map displays academic positions listed on the MLA Job Information List.
Dr. Leary

Andrea Leary, Ph.D.

Meet a writing professor who believes service-learning inspires her students as much as it prepares them for their futures