The Graduate Program in English offers the MA degree in English with concentrations in Creative Writing, English Education and English Studies. Applications are accepted once yearly for the fall with an annual deadline of Feb. 1.

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

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

The MA degree is an ideal choice for those students who wish to continue their studies for professional development or for further academic work at the PhD level. The rigor and breadth of study required for the degree enable many of our graduates to pursue doctoral degrees at prestigious programs throughout the US. Others use the degree to find jobs or to enhance careers in schools, community organizations, and businesses in the Chicago area and beyond.

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