Creative Writing, Master | University of Washington | Seattle, United States
24 months
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31530 USD/year
31530 USD/year
18057 USD/year
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About

The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Washington is a two year program offering a degree in either Poetry or Prose, and is a part of the English Department's Creative Writing Program. 

Overview

Key facts

Founded in 1947 by Theodore Roethke, the Creative Writing from University of Washington tradition of transformative workshops continues with our current faculty: David Bosworth, David Crouse, Rae Paris, David Shields, and Maya Sonenberg (Prose), and Linda Bierds, Andrew Feld, Richard Kenney, and Pimone Triplett (Poetry). They include among their many honors fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The list of our alumni publications represents a significant chapter in the history of American literature. The program has been ranked among the top ten in the country.

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 Critical 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 manuscript, critical essay, and/or the writing process and which may include a reading from the candidate's Creative Manuscript).

The program admits only ten to twelve students each year. The relatively small size of our program (20-25 students) allows for close associations to develop among students and faculty. The first year is devoted to participation in workshops and literary seminars, and the second year allows for concentrated work on a creative manuscript and critical essay under the supervision of one of our regular faculty.

Students are funded through Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships, and a long-standing relationship with the Amazon Literary Partnership.

Students also enjoy Seattle's lively literary and arts scene. Seattle is home to numerous reading series, the Seattle International Film Festival, and many highly-acclaimed theater companies. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, Seattle is minutes away from hiking, skiing, and boating.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Compilational Reading and Middle English Romance
  • Religion, Secularization, and Literature in the Age of Darwin
  • Studies in Narrative: Cultural Studies of the Novel
  • The Wound: Violence, Trauma, Cure
  • Toni Morrison
  • The Nature Of Language: History And Theory
  • Translingual and Transnational Turn in Language and Writing Studies
  • Research Methods In Second-Language Acquisition
  • Pedagogy And Grammar In Teaching English As A Second Language
  • The Creative Writer As Critical Reader

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
120

Credits

55 alternative credits

quarter credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
120

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Equivalent of a four-year Bachelor’s degree or Master's degree
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Proof of English language proficiency (non-native English speakers only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31530 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    31530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31530 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18057 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18057 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 USD /month
Living costs

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Financing

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Funding

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