Welcome to the School of Writing, Literature, and Film!

Oregon State University offers a variety of English degrees, including a redesigned 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.

These degrees testify to the enduring importance of creative storytelling and clear thinking in our increasingly complex, increasingly digital, and increasingly challenging twenty-first century environment. Students will leave our programs not only with skills suitable for a variety of careers and professions but also with a deeper knowledge of their own values and the traditions that shape them. 



Look for these highlights on our website:

  • Our English Letter, which tells current stories about the lives and achievements of our talented students and faculty
  • Our Events page, which offers a glimpse into the many lectures, readings, and meetings that make Moreland Hall a vibrant community space
  • Our Stone Award prize, which is one of the most substantial awards for literary achievement offered by any university in the country
  • Our popular public outreach projects, including The Oregon State Guide to Literary Terms, The Oregon State Guide to Grammar, and the online Romeo and Juliet, which have been viewed by millions of students, teachers, and lovers of English language and literature around the world