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Pacific University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Portland, Oregon
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
September 1, 2014
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Shelley Washburn
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Sandra Alcosser, Ellen Bass, Marvin Bell, Kwame Dawes, Vievee Francis, Dorianne Laux, Joseph Millar, and David St. John. Fiction writers: Steve Amick, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Claire Davis, Jack Driscoll, Katherine Dunn, Pete Fromm, Frank Gaspar, Laura Hendrie, Pam Houston, Valerie Laken, David Long, John McNally, Benjamin Percy, Mary Helen Stefaniak, and Kellie Wellsa. Nonfiction writers: Judy Blunt, Debra Gwartney, Scott Korb, and Mike Magnuson.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Teaching Associateships, Merit-based Scholarships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This low-residency program features a reading series and hosts visiting writers. Students attend two 10-day residencies a year. A residency-only enrollment option is also available.

The deadline for the semester beginning in January is September 1; the deadline for the semester beginning in June is March 1.


Bryan Allen Fierro, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Deborah Reed

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