Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

https://chss.wwu.edu/english/department-english-mfa-creative-writing

Our unique, multigenre MFA program allows you to prepare for life as a serious author, with an understanding of the literary marketplace and publication.

We help you gain fluency in single genre, multigenre, cross-genre, or hybrid writing, as well as an understanding of the way diverse genres can inform one another. Our creative writing courses are coupled with in-depth literary study and analysis, making you a versatile scholar, writer, and teacher.

You may gain teaching experience (if awarded a teaching assistantship or internship), as well as professional editing experience with scholarly and creative writing journals, such as the award-winning Bellingham Review.

Degrees Offered

MFA

Genres

Fiction, Poetry, CNF

Residency type

Full

Program length

55 credits (2 years)

Part-time study

Yes

Financial Aid

Yes

Teaching opportunities

Yes

Editorial opportunities

Yes

Cross-genre study

Yes

Graduates

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