MA/MS in English

Graduate Program

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Students in the Master of English Program at USU specialize in either Literature, Culture, and Composition (LCC) or Creative Writing (CW). USU's program is designed to prepares students to research, write, and teach in professional and academic situations. Graduate students in this program gain experience presenting their work at conferences and submitting it for publication. Courses in the Master’s in English cover a wide range of topics, including fantasy and science fiction by authors of color, film adaptations of literature, and creative nonfiction. Students complete the program with a thesis project based on their research and creative interests. They are advised by a committee comprised of faculty members in the English Department. 

Post-Graduation Application

Many graduates of the Master of English Program are prepared to teach at two-year colleges and four-year colleges. Some graduates go on to study in doctoral programs in literature, technical communication, rhetoric, or cultural studies, and others have been accepted to creative writing MFA programs. As examples, one recent graduate is currently in the Creative Writing MFA program at the Ohio State University, and other graduates have earned PhDs at Clemson University and East Carolina University.