Students may choose to begin the program during either of the
10-day residencies in March and August.
Upcoming application deadlines:
October 1 to begin the program with the residency in the following March.
February 1 to begin the program with the residency in the following Summer.
We now have merit scholarships available for outstanding applicants! There is no separate process to apply; all admitted students will be considered for aid.
The creative manuscript will be given special emphasis. The applicant
must submit 10 pages of poetry or 25 to 30 double-spaced pages of prose, whether of
fiction or creative nonfiction, in the student’s chosen genre. (In
the case of prose, the applicant must decide whether to send an excerpt
of a longer manuscript or stories or essays that fall within the page
limit.) The application should include three manuscript copies. The manuscripts
cannot be returned.
Applicants must also submit a three- to four-page (double-spaced) personal essay
describing their development as a writer and as a person of faith. Please note that you don't have to take a strictly chronological approach, nor is it necessary to tell us about your various childhood literary productions. We would also be interested to learn why you have applied to our program and which contemporary writers have influenced you.
Three recommendations must be submitted. Two should be focused on the applicant’s
abilities as a writer. One should touch on the applicant’s academic
A $50 nonrefundable application fee is required. This fee cannot be waived.
Financial aid is available in the form of student loans. Applicants must
apply for these funds within the deadlines outlined on the application
Though GRE scores are not required, the applicant must have a bachelor’s
degree and must submit official transcripts from previous schools attended.
Submit all materials to the following address: The Graduate Center, Seattle Pacific University, 3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 111, Seattle, Washington, 98119-1922.
Tuition is set at $495 per credit hour for the 2012-13 academic year. Students will be eligible to apply for need-based federal Stafford