Oregon State University–Cascades

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Bend, OR
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Varies - Maximum program enrollment: 27 students
Application Deadline: 
March 1, 2022
Application Fee: 
Contact Name: 
Lauren Seiffert
Core Faculty Includes: 

Program Lead: Jennifer Reimer Recio, PhD
Poetry: Ru Freeman, Raquel Gutiérrez
Fiction: Beth Alvarado, Christopher Boucher, Ru Freeman, T. Geronimo Johnson
Nonfiction: Beth Alvarado, Christopher Boucher, Ru Freeman, Ellen Waterston

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers scholarships through the Oregon State University graduate scholarship program. 

Other Features: 

Students attend two ten-day residencies each year, in June and November, at the OSU—Cascades campus in Bend, Oregon.

The program hosts a Distinguished Visiting Writers series, which has hosted writers Geraldine Brooks, CA Conrad, Karen Finneyfrock, Rebecca Morgan Frank, Tiana Kahakauwila, Colleen Kinder, Elizabeth A.I. Powell, James Prosek, and Jennifer Tseng.

The priority application deadline is March 1 for the fall semester. The final application deadline is June 1 for the fall semester.