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Seton Hill University


A Leading Catholic, Liberal Arts University

Graduates with an M.F.A. degree are equipped to teach at the post-secondary level and to write and edit in professional settings, such as magazines and newspapers. Seton Hill's Writing Popular Fiction Program provides training in the teaching of writing as a potential career option, in addition to fostering careers in publishing, editing, bookselling and marketing. As a student in this program, you will also learn the business of freelance writing, from establishing your brand name as genre author to finding agents and submitting to book publishers.

Keep Writing! 

Seton Hill's Writing Popular Fiction graduates are published in every genre. And a large percentage of them stay involved in Seton Hill's program - serving as mentors and adjunct faculty, and sharing the successes (and the challenges) of life as a working writer with each other, and with current students.

The Writing Popular Fiction alumni group hosts a writer's retreat every June that runs concurrently with the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction's June residency, where graduates of the program (and other writers) can network, workshop their writing, and meet with current students, editors and agents.

To contact the Office of Graduate Admissions, fill out the online Request for Information form. Ready to apply? Apply online now for free! You may also call Graduate Admissions at (724) 838-4208 or email us at