The UW Department of English graduate programs are committed to the intellectual and professional development of our students as educators, researchers, and writers. We offer a combined MA/PhD in language and literature in addition to MFA and MATESOL degrees. Our faculty include many nationally and internationally recognized creative writers and scholars working in literary studies, cultural studies, language, rhetoric, and literacy. In addition to a broad range of interests and specializations particular to English as a discipline, we have significant strengths in interdisciplinary areas of scholarship, including textual and digital studies, feminism and gender studies, critical race studies, queer studies, genre and popular culture studies, sociolinguistics and critical applied linguistics, writing studies, translingual and transnational literacy studies, and environmental humanities. Looking beyond our department and our campus, Seattle and the Puget Sound region offer our students a wealth of cultural and professional resources and opportunities.
Eva Cherniavsky, Director
What programs do we offer?
Three degree options:
- MA/PhD in English Language and Literature
- Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFA)
- Master of Arts for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL)
How do you apply to an English graduate program?
- Explore our How to Apply page
- MA/PhD Application Checklist and MA/PhD FAQ
- MFA Application Checklist MFA FAQ
- MATESOL Application Checklist and MATESOL FAQ (Note: MATESOL has paused admissions for Autumn 2023)
How do you contact an advisor?
- MA/PhD questions: email@example.com
- MFA questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- MATESOL questions: email@example.com
- Meet our Graduate Staff