Each Creative Writing student from Seattle Pacific University will choose a specialization in one of three genres—fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry—and complete a thesis under the direction of a faculty mentor. It is possible to study two genres in our program, but only under certain conditions.
First, prospective students must successfully apply and be admitted to the program in a single genre. Then, after a year of study (and if the student is in good standing) it is possible to apply to study a second genre. If that application is successful, the student will focus on the second genre in a third, full year of study in the program. Therefore, we only accept new applicants to our program in a single genre.
About this degree
We believe that our program will appeal to writers for whom matters of faith are central. We also intend to cultivate reading and writing as spiritual disciplines. We are convinced that writers flourish best when they engage in a sustained dialogue with the great literature that has come before them. Therefore, our program maintains a strong emphasis on reading classic works from the writers of faith, and responding to them in a series of critical papers.
Unlike many MFA programs, ours focuses not only on matters of craft but also on the importance of vision. We believe that great writing is not merely an act of self-expression, but a single-minded effort to do justice in the world, to do justice to the world.
SPU is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
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- All & Faith
- Final MS
- MS & Reading
- 12 months
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DisciplinesCreative Writing View 343 other Masters in Creative Writing in United States
- bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- At least two letters of recommendation.
- Complete official transcripts from any college or university you’ve attended.
- A 3.0 or better GPA in your most recent 45 quarter credits, or in all undergraduate work.
- A passing score on the entrance exam for your program.
- Satisfaction of program-specific entrance requirements.
- Payment of the application fee of $50 or $75, depending on the program.
International17850 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 595 USD per credit during 12 months.
National17850 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 595 USD per credit during 12 months.
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