Master of Fine Arts in Writing Admissions

The Master of Fine Arts in Writing program welcomes students who have demonstrated talent, commitment to the writing process, an openness to critique, and a dedication 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, 2023, is the priority due date for the Spring 2024 semester that will begin with an in-person residency from January 4-14, 2024, in Seaside, Oregon. We will accept applications until the end of November, 2023, as space allows.



Contact Us

Pacific University Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program
503-352-1531 |

530 NW 12th Ave., Portland, OR 97209
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday