We will also guide you into your literary life by teaching you the critical reading and analytical skills you will need as a teacher, editor, publisher, literary agent, journalist, or arts administrator, and the list goes on.
The Creative Writing program from Portland State University is a terminal degree in the field of creative writing, which qualifies our graduates to apply for tenure-track teaching jobs at the university level. The program's strengths include distinguished faculty who bring their real-life experience and expertise as published authors into the classroom, faculty mentorship, a thesis project experience, and small class sizes with a supportive community of peers that extends beyond the classroom.
Our creative writing program also hosts an annual reading series that brings writers of national and international reputation to campus and gives students the opportunity to edit, design, and market the literary journal Portland Review.
The program regularly offers professional-development info sessions, career advising, alumni networking, advertisement of job, and internship opportunities. Internship opportunities have included Literary Arts, Tin House, Hawthorne Books, Fishtrap, Civil Coping Mechanisms, Oregon Humanities, Entropy, Earthzine, and the Portland Tribune.
Graduates of the program go on to pursue the following careers, among others:
- Teacher, all levels (university, secondary, elementary, community)
- Book Editor
- Magazine Editor
- Literary Agent
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- Core Workshop in Fiction
- Core Workshop in Poetry
- Core Workshop in Nonfiction: Writing as Survival
- Seminar: “The Apocalypse”
- Seminar: “Forms of Nonfiction”
- Screenwriting for Film
- Memoir Writing
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- 12 months
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- To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA.
- Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
- Certified translation of transcripts
- Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study
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International33984 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 12 months.
National33984 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State22944 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 478 USD per credit during 12 months.
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