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 a Creative Manuscript (minimum 30 poems,100 pages of 5 short stories and/or personal essays, or 150 pages of a novel or book-length essay), a Criticial Essay (20-30 pages, addressing the student's relationship to his or her reading based on the student's own writerly concerns and studies), and an oral presentation (a discussion with and/or questions from the candidate's thesis committee on the creative mansucript, critical essay, and/or the writing process and which may include a reading from the candidate's Creative Manuscript).

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.)