Besides providing an excellent base for professional development, a degree in English literature can offer you unmatched intellectual challenges.
The Department provides courses in all major historical and national areas of literature in English. It also offers courses in creative writing and literary theory, along with general interest courses in literature and film, children’s literature, science fiction, and literature and the environment.
An MA or PhD in English offers the opportunity to follow your passion while developing advanced professional skills in research, analysis, writing, and oral communication for a variety of audiences. What sets our graduate program apart is its combination of top-notch academic training and unrivalled collegiality. Our internationally renowned faculty members produce leading research in their fields. Our graduate students pursue research in fields across the discipline, from medieval to contemporary literature, and in areas ranging from scholarly editing to book history to interdisciplinary studies in areas like material culture or literature and science. The Department has a strong sense of community: our floor of the Arts building is a lively place where students and faculty meet regularly and develop close working relationships. Both the MA and the PhD programs host stimulating academic seminars and professional development workshops to help students prepare for leadership roles in a wide range of careers.