Graduate Programs

  • Suzzallo Graduate Reading Room
    Suzzallo Graduate Reading Room


The UW Department of English graduate programs value diverse forms of intellectual inquiry and nurture engaged citizen-scholars. We offer a combined MA/Ph.D. in language and literature in addition to MFA and MATESOL degrees. Students may also pursue graduate certificates in areas including public scholarship and textual and digital studies. Our department is closely affiliated with programs in American Ethnic Studies, and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, and we encourage interdisciplinary work. On top of our extensive campus resources, Seattle and the Puget Sound region offer our graduate students a wealth of cultural, intellectual, and professional resources.

Eva Cherniavsky, Director

What programs do we offer?

Three degree options:

How do you apply to an English graduate program?

How do you contact an advisor?