The MFA program seeks students who have demonstrated talent, commitment to the writing process, ability to look objectively at their work, and willingness to use criticism in a discriminating manner while remaining true to individual voice and vision.
Qualified applicants should hold an undergraduate degree or be close to completing one at the time of application. Admission is based primarily on the quality and promise exhibited in the application manuscript and personal essay. Applicants should address their ability to participate productively and supportively in a writing community and to sustain commitment through extended independent work periods during the correspondence semesters.
Now accepting applications for the spring semester which begins with a residency in Seaside, Oregon, from January 8-18, 2015. Please see the Quick Links above for more information.