Online Creative Writing MFA at Eastern Oregon University

Hybrid Format

Two-Week Summer Residency

60 Credits

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction Workshops

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About the Online Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Cultivate your craft in a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program that offers the flexibility to succeed in class, at work and as a writer.

EOU’s low-residency program offers immersive learning opportunities to help you reach your potential. The two-week summer residency and wilderness retreats let you engage in writing that embraces the Pacific Northwest’s deep, abiding connection to the land. Our faculty and guest lecturers will stimulate your creativity during intensive poetry, fiction and nonfiction workshops. You can also make lasting connections by networking with other writers.

Hone your abilities further during online courses and individualized study with talented faculty who excel in each genre. With the optional Young Adult Writing emphasis, you can learn to write stories that inspire young readers and help them understand the world. Plus, gain hands-on editing and publishing experience through our award-winning literary magazines and affiliated presses.

Why Choose EOU?

Generous transfer credit policy

Designated one-on-one support team

Experienced and engaging faculty

Real-world, applied learning experiences such as internships and practica

EOU utilizes high quality, accessible programs that connect Oregon’s rural regions to a wider world through responsible and reflective action

About EOU

Eastern Oregon University was founded in 1929 as a teachers’ college and today serves as a center for education, culture and scholarship in rural areas of Oregon. EOU guides student inquiry through academic programs that lead to responsible and reflective action in a diverse and interconnected world.


Eastern Oregon University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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