Become a member of Portland's vibrant community of writers
Portland State University's Creative Writing Program offers Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Located in the center of one of the country's most vibrantly literary cities, the Creative Writing Program provides writers with opportunities for creative development with a core faculty of prominent authors: Diana Abu-Jaber, Janice Lee, Gabriel Urza, and Leni Zumas in Fiction; John Beer and Michele Glazer in Poetry; and Paul Collins and visiting writer Justin Hocking in Nonfiction.
Bachelor's in Creative Writing
Our BFA in Creative Writing provides students with the skills and experience to enter the creative field or graduate study as writers, editors, and teachers. We feature a comprehensive curriculum of workshops in craft/technique and opportunities for students to work closely with peers and published authors.
Master's in Creative Writing
Our MFA in Creative Writing emphasizes workshops and close mentorship by core faculty, while providing the flexibility of a part-time option and the rich course offerings of PSU. Our program is distinguished by the diversity of its student body and by the accomplishments of its alumni.