Graduate Program

Explore Our Graduate Program

Since the 1960s, the University of Oregon Creative Writing MFA program has trained award-winning literary artists whose work has been published in widely respected publications around the globe. In our two-year residency program, MFA students concentrate in either poetry or fiction. Our coursework emphasizes the workshop, integrating concentrated time for writing with craft seminars and individualized reading tutorials.


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Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Within our two-year residency program, MFA students concentrate in either poetry or fiction. Our coursework emphasizes the workshop, integrating concentrated time for writing with craft seminars and individualized reading tutorials.


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Join Our Community of Writers

“With talented students and generous faculty, the University of Oregon MFA helped me find the community of writers who journey alongside me, supporting and challenging me, to this day.”

—Morgan Thomas, MFA in fiction, '16


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Fund Your Graduate Studies

Explore opportunities for funding your graduate studies in the Creative Writing program.

Funding and Research Support


Prepare for the Professional World

An MFA in creative writing opens the door to exciting job possibilities. Discover resources to help you earn your degree and prepare for your chosen career path.


Events

Comparative Literature Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Comparative Literature Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Memorial Quadrangle
Philosophy Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Philosophy Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Willamette Hall
Psychology Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Psychology Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Matthew Knight Arena
School of Global Studies & Languages Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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School of Global Studies & Languages Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 East Campus Green
Sociology Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Sociology Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Southwest Campus Green
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Hope Theater
Black Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Race, and Ethnic Studies, & Latinx Studies
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Black Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Race, and Ethnic Studies, & Latinx Studies Jun 16 Hope Theater
Classics, Humanities, Medieval, & Religious Studies
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Classics, Humanities, Medieval, & Religious Studies Jun 16 Willamette Hall
Environmental Studies Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Environmental Studies Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 East Campus Green
Math Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Math Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Straub Hall