The MA program in English offers the opportunity to work closely with a range of scholars in the fields of your choice. Small classes with vibrant, engaged faculty will challenge you to pursue your interests and prepare for a career or further study. Our two-year program offers concentrations in literary studies, creative writing, and composition and rhetoric.
- Graduate assistantships offer funding and valuable teaching experience in the EIU Writing Center and first-year composition courses.
- Special topics courses, independent studies, internships, and one-on-one mentoring ensure that every student emerges ready for a profession or further study.
- Workshops and professional development activities provide practical advice on prospectus- and thesis-writing, submitting to conferences, applying to PhD programs, job hunting, and teaching at the two-year college.
Watch our graduate faculty discuss their research on the English Department's YouTube channel.
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