Graduate Study

Our graduate programs enable advanced students to pursue intensive study with distinguished faculty committed to a creative and intellectual community. Courses and related programs link students at all levels with interdisciplinary opportunities on campus, while a lively series of speakers, colloquia and conferences provide a context for sustained learning and debate within the humanities. Alumni from our programs have garnered an outstanding range of accomplishments.

The Department of Literatures in English offers three graduate degree options for prospective applicants:

MFA in Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Program offers the MFA degree, with a concentration in either poetry or fiction. MFA students pursue intensive study with distinguished faculty committed to creative and intellectual achievement.

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PhD in English Language & Literature

The department enrolls an average of ten PhD students each year. Our small size allows us to offer a generous financial support package. We also offer a large and diverse graduate faculty with competence in a wide range of literary, theoretical and cultural fields.

Learn more about the PhD in English Language & Literature

Joint MFA in Creative Writing + PhD in English Language and Literature

Our PhD and MFA graduate students are a dynamic group of writers, scholars, and teachers, trained in a diverse range of critical approaches and areas of study, who produce innovative dissertations and theses. 

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