Welcome to the School of Writing, Literature, and Film

Oregon State University offers a variety of English degrees, including an English major, a new Creative Writing major, an English minor, a Writing minor, a Film minor, a minor in Applied Journalism, a fully-funded MA in English (with concentrations in literature and culture; rhetoric, writing, and culture; or film and visual studies) and a high-residency, fully-funded MFA in Creative Writing (fiction, poetry, non-fiction). A low-residency MFA Program in creative writing is offered through the OSU Cascades Campus in Bend.

Our School is the product of a forward-looking vision and mission. In scholarship, teaching and learning, outreach and public engagement, we recognize the importance of deep reading, textual analysis, creative expression, applied and persuasive writing, and research skills.  We prepare students in textual disciplines for challenging careers and professions in a globally interconnected, information-rich, and humanly complex world.



Look for these highlights on our website:

  • Our MFA Creative Writing portal, designed with input from MFA students.
  • The fully-funded MA Program in English with areas of emphasis in literature and culture; rhetoric, writing, and culture; and film and visual studies.
  • High-impact learning for undergraduates, such as study abroad programs, teaching opportunities, and internships.
  • Our new minor in Applied Journalism.
  • A film studies and screenwriting portal, with term-by-term course listings and film viewing events.
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