What Makes MPW Unique?

A multi-genre approach that includes several disciplines: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for stage and screen, and new media

An esteemed faculty of working writers

Small, collaborative workshop settings

One-on-one mentorship

Panel discussions with leading industry figures, as well as guest lectures and readings by notable authors

Proximity to Los Angeles' entertainment and literary industries

A proven track record of launching professional careers in creative writing


  • Master of Professional Writing Program
  • University of Southern California
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Mark Taper Hall of Humanities, THH 355
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0355