Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Seattle, WA
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
November 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Aubrey Allison
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Scott Cairns and Jeanne Murray Walker. Fiction writers: Robert Clark and Gina Ochsner. Nonfiction writers: Paula Huston and Lauren F. Winner.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Work Study, Partial merit scholarships are available for outstanding applicants.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend two ten-day residencies each year. The March residency takes place on Whidbey Island, Washington, and the July to August residency takes place in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The program offers an emphasis on writing within the Judeo-Christian tradition of faith. Other features include opportunities to participate in events hosted by the literary journal Image.

Submit application materials by November 15 for the March residency or by May 15, 2016, for the July to August residency.


Timothy E.G. Bartel, Daniel Bowman Jr, Chris Hoke, Kelly Foster Lundquist, Elizabeth Myhr, Shannon Huffman Polson, Allison Backous Troy, Brian Volck, Alissa Wilkinson