Program Details

Our MFA program, established in 1978, is a two-year, full residency, studio-based program offering fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Our MFA candidates can gain experience in book and magazine publishing, festival promotion, and teaching.
Location:
Cheney, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
Creative Writing

Program Overview

Program Description:

Our MFA graduate curriculum provides an intensive, two-year, pre-professional course of study with an emphasis on the practice of literature as a fine art. While it follows a studio-based model, the program is also intellectually rigorous, and includes course work in the study of literature from the vantage point of its composition and history. The student’s principal work is done in advanced workshops and in the writing of a book-length thesis of publishable quality in fiction, literary nonfiction, or poetry. Internship programs include Writers In The Community, in which students teach creative writing in schools, retirement communities, children’s hospitals, homeless centers, correctional facilities, etc.; Willow Springs, in which students edit and publish our nationally-acclaimed literary journal; Willow Springs Books, in which students work for our literary press to publish the winning volume of a national fiction competition; and Get Lit!, in which students learn arts administration through work on Eastern Washington University’s annual literary festival. 

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Financial Aid:
Yes

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