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 Creative Writing, Literature, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


Tracks in Rhetoric/Composition and Technical/Professional Writing

Graduate certificate programs

Graduate Assistantships

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

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