Graduate Programs

  • Suzzallo Graduate Reading Room
    Suzzallo Graduate Reading Room

Juliet Shields, Director

As a community of scholars, teachers and writers, we offer four graduate degrees: a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. with concentrations in literary and cultural studies, in language, rhetoric and composition studies, and in textual studies; an MFA in poetry and fiction, and a Master of Arts for Teachers (of English to Speakers of Other Languages) (MATESOL).  Students shape their programs of study individually with the guidance of faculty mentors. At the same time, we work closely with other departments in order to provide interdisciplinary contexts so that students are prepared for research and teaching positions at a variety of institutions, and in parts of the public and private sectors where writing and interpretive abilities are particularly valued. Our course selection in any given quarter ranges from the traditional to the experimental in content, and from the foundational to the speculative in scope. We welcome questions and correspondence from prospective graduate students at

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