Western State Colorado University

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About Us

Western State Colorado University is the general university of higher learning studies located in Gunnison, Colorado and based in offering  academic programs such as Publishing Certificate, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Master in Environmental Management (MEM).The university has the mission to promoting intellectual maturity and personal growth in its students, and graduates citizens prepared to assume constructive roles in local, national and global communities.

 Programs Offered

Master in Environmental Management (MEM)

•          MEM in one of two tracks: Integrative Land Management or Sustainable Resilient Communities

•          Residential and distance options available

•          46 semester credits of graduate course work

•          23 semester credit Graduate Certificate available

•          Center for Environmental Studies webpage

Master of Arts in Education


•          Master of Arts in Education

•          Initial teacher licensure

•          Add an endorsement

•          Principal licensure

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

•          MFA in one of three tracks: Popular Genre Fiction/Nonfiction, Poetry with a Focus on Versecraft or Screenwriting for Feature Film and Television.

•          Online program

•          60 credits

•          Program includes two-week, on-campus seminars during three consecutive summers

Writing the Rockies, July 24-27, 2014

Writing workshops for fiction, nonfiction, and screenwriting

Summer Screenwriting Boot Camp

(Boot Camp open to anyone; MFA admission not required)

Summer Poetry Intensive

(Intensive open to anyone; MFA admission not required)

Publishing Certificate

•          18-credit course of studies

•          Online program

•          Includes two-week, on-campus seminars during two consecutive summer

•          Participation on an editorial board that prepares a book for publication with Western’s press


By Phone

For Admissions, Campus Visits or Financial Aid         800.876.5309

Academic Resource Center/Academic Advising        970.943.7056

Athletics          970.943-2079

Cashier            970.943.3003

Orientation     970.943.2469

Residence Life/Housing          970.943.2101

Student Life     970.943.2011

By E-Mail

Admission Questions   admissions@western.edu

Schedule a Campus Visit         visit@western.edu

Financial Aid Questions          finaid@western.edu