Portland State University

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MFA Program

Program Established: 
2009
Location: 
Portland, OR
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
20
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2020
Application Fee: 
$67
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Matt Swetnam, Graduate Program Coordinator
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: John Beer, Michele Glazer
Fiction: Janice Lee, Gabriel Urza, Leni Zumas
Nonfiction: Paul Collins

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers graduate assistantships, tuition remissions, and scholarships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

PSU MFA students edit, design, produce, and market the literary journal Portland Review.

The MFA program collaborates with Literary Arts to offer a paid internship with Literary Arts’ Youth Programs, whose goal is to inspire high school students to write, publish, and perform their own creative writing.

The program also offers paid editorial and publishing internships with The Accomplices LLC, a literary arts partnership and media company dedicated to amplifying marginalized voices and identities, particularly writers of color, through traditional and new media publishing, public engagement, and community building.

Students may choose the option of attending part-time and take up to four years to complete their degree.