Admissions | Master of Fine Arts in Writing
The Master of Fine Arts in Writing program welcomes 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 guided study.
September 1, 2021, is the priority deadline for the spring 2022 semester that will begin with an in-person residency from January 6-16, 2022, in Seaside, Oregon. We will accept applications until December 1 as space allows.