The Graduate Program in English offers a Master of Arts degree in English with concentrations in Creative Writing, English Education and English Studies.

Graduates of our MA in English have gone on to PhD programs at Brown University, the University of California Irvine, and the University of California San Diego, among others, and law school at the University of Colorado at Boulder. They work in publishing and at nonprofits like the Newberry Library. They teach at high schools and community colleges all over Illinois and the nation. They craft freelance writing careers in new York City.

In short, a Master’s in English from UIC prepares you for a number of careers and vocations within and beyond the academy.

Applications for the MA are accepted once a year and classes begin in the fall semester. The deadline to apply is February 1.

For application information, please visit the Department's Admissions page.

The program code for the MA in English is 20FS0311MA.

Our faculty teach courses in fields that include:

Early Modern Literature
Cultural Studies
Modern and Contemporary American Literature
Cultural Rhetorics
Composition and Rhetoric
Multiethnic Studies
Global Literatures
Film and Popular Culture
Theory and Aesthetics
18th and 19th Century British and American Literature
Urban Studies and Social Theory