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Graduate Studies

Why go to graduate school?

Professionals with expert-level English skills are sought for their language and analytical skills while public school systems seek well-trained English teachers to develop students' language arts skills. Graduates may also choose to pursue a doctorate in English or related fields.

The English Department offers four graduate degrees with multiple tracks and several graduate certificate options. 

Graduate programs


Tracks in Rhetoric/Composition and Technical/Professional Writing

Graduate assistantships

Graduate assistantships are awarded to students in our certificate and master's programs. Assistantships are generally for teaching introductory-level courses in the English Department, though other non-teaching opportunities are available. Graduate assistants receive a tuition waver and a stipend for fulfilling their duties.