Graduate Programs at Western

Enrollment in Western's graduate programs has more than doubled since 2010, attracting more than 200 students from across the U.S. and the world in 2014-'15.

These growing Master’s programs serve our region, our nation and the world by educating advanced students to make substantial contributions to their professions.

Western's graduate programs make our campus a dynamic learning and research environment for all students. Residential, low-residency, and online programs bring together preeminent professors and practitioners in an academic environment dedicated to excellence.

Western offers the following master's degree programs:

Masters Program in High Altitude Exercise Physiology
Master in Environmental Management (MEM)
Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Initial teacher/principal licensure
Graduate Program in Creative Writing
  • Low-residency MA/MFA in one of three tracks: Genre Fiction, Poetry with an Emphasis on Versecraft or Screenwriting for Film and Television.
  • The program also offers a Certificate in Publishing.
  • During each July intensive, the program also presents Writing the Rockies, the region's preeminent writers' conference, which is fully open to the public.

Apply online to Western's graduate programs

Directory

Faculty

High Altitude Exercise Physiology Director
BA, Mt. Holyoke College, MS, PhD, Colorado State University
Phone: (970) 943-2027
Office Location: Wright Gym 224
Assistant Professor of Exercise & Sport Science
BA, Western State Colorado University; MS, Colorado State University; PhD, University of New Mexico
Phone: (970) 943-7132
Office Location: Wright Gym 227
Director of Genre Fiction Concentration
BA, University of Wisconsin; MFA, National University
Phone: 970.943.2025
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Visiting Professor of Genre Fiction
BA, Scripps College; MFA, Western State Colorado University; MA, Hebrew Union-College-Jewish Institute of Religion;
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Visiting Professor in the Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing
BA, University of California; MA, Iowa State University; PhD, Ball State University
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Grad Creative Writing MFA Inst
BA, Rutgers University; MSt, Oxford University; PhD, Oxford University
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Chair, Department of Recreation, Exercise & Sport Science
BA, Grand Valley State University; MS, PhD, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Phone: (970) 943-7133
Office Location: Wright Gym 229
Director of Screenwriting Concentration
BA, University of Delhi; MA, Wake Forest University; MFA, Loyola Marymount University;
Phone: 970.943.3016
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Grad MFA Capstone Advising
BA, Fort Lewis College; MFA, University of Southern Maine; PhD, Georgia State University
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Grad Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts Inst
BA, California College of Arts and Crafts; MFA in Popular Fiction, University of Southern Maine; MFA in Painting, Lone Mountain College;
Phone: 970.943.2025
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208
Director of Graduate Program in Creative Writing; Director of Poetry Concentration
AB, Harvard University; MA, University of Utah; PhD, New York University;
Phone: 970.943.2058
Office Location: Taylor Hall 222B
Lecturer Grad Creative Writing
MFA, Spalding University;
Phone: 970.943.2025
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Professor of English
BA, MA, Eastern New Mexico University; PhD, Texas Tech University.
Phone: (970) 943-2016
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208G
Grad Creative Writing MFA Inst
BFA, Carnegie Mellon University; MFA, Columbia University
Phone: 970.943.2025
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