In the School of Writing, Literature, and Film we pride ourselves on providing vibrant and forward-looking learning environments for the study of textual disciplines and complex literacies.

As of fall term, 2011, we have 48 graduate students. The majority of MA and all MFA students receive full funding through graduate teaching assistantships or grants and fellowships.  Graduate students also have opportunities for internships in a wide variety of interdisciplinary programs and centers, including the Writing Intensive Curriculum, the Women’s Center, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Academic Success Center.

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

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Fall Term
Required Tests


GRE recommended

English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.

Additional Requirements

Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

See contact information above.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for all applicants

First Wednesday in January

Funding Deadline for all applicants

First Wednesday in January

Concentrations ?

This program has concentrations or tracks not represented here. Please visit the  English Website program website to learn more.

MAIS Participation

This program may serve as a primary, secondary, or third field of study in a MAIS degree.

AMP Participation ?

This program participates in the Accelerated Masters Platform (AMP)

AMP Advisor
Steve Kunert
Academic Advisor
School of Writing, Literature, and Film

AMP Director
Ray Malewitz
Assistant Professor
School of Writing, Literature, and Film