A Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with emphases in

  • Fiction writing
  • Poetry writing
  • Creative non-fiction

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Low Residency MFA

A Low Residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, based in central Oregon, with emphases in

  • Fiction writing
  • Poetry writing
  • Creative non-fiction

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A Master of Arts in English with two areas of concentration

  • Literature and Culture
  • Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture
  • Film and Visual Studies

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A Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Areas of concentration in literature and
culture and rhetoric, writing, and culture
are readily combined with a third area
such as in history, languages, education, speech/com/theatre, and related arts and sciences fields.

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Graduate Minor

Graduate Minors in the School of Writing, Literature,
and Film are offered for both PhD students (who
must take 18 credits in our program) and MA students
(who must take 15 credits in our program). Students
who wish to minor in either Literature & Culture or
Rhetoric, Writing, & Culture make independent
arrangements for advising with the member of our
graduate faculty with whom they plan to work. That
person oversees their course selections and must sit
as a full voting member on their graduate committee.


As of fall term, we have over 60 graduate students (MA, MFA/MAIS combined).  Our graduate programs are distinctive in that the majority of MA and all MFA students receive full funding through graduate teaching assistantships or grants and fellowships. Graduate students also have an opportunity for internships in a wide variety of interdisciplinary programs and centers, such as  the Writing Intensive Curriculum, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Academic Success Center.

Our students come from fifty states and ten countries.

Our graduate programs distinctively emphasize

  • Interdisciplinary approaches that connect English to  fields of study across the arts and sciences
  • High-impact learning opportunities through a range of internships, teaching and tutorial experience, and study abroad programs
  • A productive and nationally-visible faculty of scholars and teachers dedicated to student success
  • Opportunities for participation in a rich cultural life in OSU/Corvallis and up and down the Willamette Valley, with an engaged community of readers, writers and film-goers and multiple readings, performances, lectures, and cinema events

Interested in the types of courses we offer for our graduate programs? Review our Graduate Course Descriptions page.

We offer many resources to help our graduate students be successful in their academic careers. Visit our Graduate Student Resources page for more information.