Mount Saint Mary's University - CA Reviews

  • 6 Reviews
  • Los Angeles (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $41,170
100% of 6 students said this degree improved their career prospects
83% of 6 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Jacqlyn Cope
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2021
  • Degree: Creative Writing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I cannot say how much MSMU creative writing program has changed my life and changed my writing. I was constantly impressed with the support provided by the instructors and the constructive feedback provided in workshops. I have since been published in four literary journals/ magazines and continue to use the skills I learned in this program to help refine my writing. I wish that I could have spent even more time in the program than I did, but sadly this is only a 2 year program."
Melinda Canny
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2020
  • Degree: Creative Writing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Mount Saint Mary's University creative writing program was a great experience. The program offers the ability to try numerous forms of writing to include: novel, poetry both short and long form, playwriting, screenwriting, short stories and memories. You are encouraged to try multiple types of writing and all the professors are very encouraging. The feedback you receive is constructive and helped me as a writer to grow. The class sizes were small enough that you knew everyone. This was important when you attended classes that included a workshop component as everyone's writing was workshopped at each class. One thing I found interesting is that a number of people came in saying they wanted to write novels. However, many of them did their thesis work in other creative writing areas (playwriting, screenwriting, poetry). Without the exposure students wouldn't realize they had a talent in another area of creative writing. I can't say enough good things about the professors, everyone who taught there also was active in the field that they taught in, so our novel professor is a successful novelist, our screenwriting professor works as a screenwriter, this way you aren't just hearing theory, but learning from those who are actively pursuing careers in those fields. One of the best and long lasting things about the program is the other students. I've made friendships that will last a lifetime. Some of us have formed a small writing group and meet often so we can still hold each other accountable and keep our writing going forward. In all writing having a "community" is important as the actual task is singular having people to share your work and encourage you has helped me to move forward and stay focus. I wouldn't have thought this important except it was something that was discussed while we were there. If I had to do it again I would chose this school."
Crystal Mercado
  • Reviewed: 7/1/2019
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2001
"Although small, MSMU was a great school that provided me with the learning I needed to continue my education and career. The small classes optimized student learning and made me feel engaged in the subject matter. It was perfect for what I needed at that time in my life. I think I would have felt lost and disengaged at a large college/university."
Estefani Alarcon
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2018
  • Degree: Film Production
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I loved the community at Mount Saint Mary's University. As an all-women university (with the exception of the Nursing and Music male students) it felt like a safe place to express your ideas, thoughts and it challenged you academically. Although the Film program was new and had a lot of things that needed progress there are two professors there who I learned a lot from and provided incredible support for students, were incredible. I learned so much from them and felt comfortable asking questions. Mount Saint Mary's University also supports women in leadership roles, well women in any role but they challenged us to be our best selves with great opportunities like Preparing Women to Lead which provides women with the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. Also, our annual Women's Leadership Conference and She Should Run conference. I completely appreciate the community I got to experience at MSMU while receiving an education. Visit the campus and enjoy the wonderful views, that itself will convince you."
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  • Reviewed: 10/24/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Mount Saint Mary's university was a wonderful experience and I felt adequately prepared and encouraged to get my masters after graduating. The quality of the teachers and the personal attention you receive is unparalleled to many other seemingly more prestigious universities. I felt supported and prepared to work in the field of psychology and am currently obtaining my MSW at USC."
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2016
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"No books, just random magazine articles. I asked about this before enrolling....was told some courses don't have books. When I went to enroll in the next term I started checking all the future classes. None had books. In California colleges and universities must list required books at registration. So perhaps this has caused the awkwardness of no books. Its a great brick and mortar school. Wait a bit for them to work out the quirks and check back."