MFA in Creative Writing

The University of Washington English Graduate Program offers a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Students participate in writing workshops in prose and poetry, and undertake coursework in literary periods and types, and critical theory. MFA candidates also present an MFA thesis (minimum 30 poems or 5 short stories [at least 100 pages] or 150 pages of a novel), an MFA essay (c. 30 pages, addressing issues of the student's relationship to his or her reading, a relationship based on the student's own writerly concerns and studies), and an oral presentation (normally a reading from the candidate's MFA thesis, as well as discussion with and/or questions from the candidate's thesis committee on the thesis, essay, and/or the writing process).

The English Graduate Program homepage has a detailed list of MFA degree requirements, as well as admission requirements and procedures. You may also write for more information to:

Creative Writing Program
Department of English, Box 354330
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-4330

Or during the academic year, call (206) 543-9865 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Pacific).
(Please note that the office reduces its hours during the summer months.)