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: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Aubrey Allison
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Jeanine Hathaway 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: 

This program is designed for Christian writers, as well as those of other traditions, who not only want to pursue excellence in the craft of writing but also place their work within the larger context of the Judeo-Christian tradition of faith. Students are encouraged to take cross-genre courses.

Summer residencies are held in Santa Fe and winter residencies are held on Whidbey Island. Additionally, summer residency coincides with Images Glen Workshop. Residents of Seattle may attend the Milton Center Friday Workshop.

Applications for the March residency are due November 15; May 15 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