• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The English - Writing programme from Marist College enables students to sharpen their skills in a wide range of genres and styles. In a given semester, a student might work with a professional client in a Technical Writing course, compose verse for a Poetry Workshop, and ponder Aristotle's ideas for a Rhetorical Theory class.
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The Old English term wordcræft captures the essence of the way in which English Department students and faculty work on creative, professional, and analytical writing. Instead of relying solely on the inspiration of a moment, writers at Marist develop their craft through practice, conversation, and revision. Careful reading plays a key role in this process; writers at Marist pay close attention to the way particular writers deploy the rhetorical tools at their disposal.

Extracurricular opportunities to write are similarly varied. Writers at Marist perform at poetry slams, conduct staged readings of one another's work, and present both their creative and scholarly work at national conferences. The craft of good writing emerges not through isolated effort, but through collaborative, playful, and thoughtful exchange with others.

Internships play a key role in introducing students to professional opportunities in writing and editing. The experiences of current and former students demonstrate the many venues in which students can pursue careers in publishing, magazine writing, and editing.

Key facts:

The English - Writing programme from Marist College includes not only the variety of courses offered by the English Department’s Concentration in Writing and Creative Writing and Professional Writings minors, but also the diverse array of student events and activities of interest to writers outside the classroom. This includes regular visits to campus by established writers in all genres, student readings, excursions to places of literary interest, and popular campus-wide events like the Red Fox Poetry Slam. 

All Marist students are welcome to participate in Writing Program events, regardless of major. Student organizations like the Literary Arts Society and Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society) are active in planning many of these annual events, and they always welcome new members.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early Decision: November 15th
      • Early Action: November 15th
      • Early Decision 2: February 1st
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


  • Students have the ability to pursue a BA in English with a concentration in writing and/or minors in Professional Writing and Creative Writing.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application: You can choose between the Marist Application (online or print), Common Application, or Coalition Application. 

  • Secondary school transcript(s)

  • SAT/ACT scores:  Marist is a test-optional school, but you can still submit your scores for consideration

  • Two Letters of Recommendation: one from a counselor and the other from a teacher

  • Personal essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Health Insurance: $3,275

Living costs for Poughkeepsie

  • 1138 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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