Graduate Students

The Department of English offers the following graduate degrees and concentrations:

  • MA in English, with a concentration in one of the following:
    • Composition Studies
    • ESL (English as a Second Language) [both in traditional and completely online form]
    • Linguistics
    • Literature
    • Professional Writing
  • MFA in Creative Writing
  • PhD in English, with a concentration in one of the following:
    • Applied Linguistics
    • Literary and Cultural Studies
    • Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication 
  • Certificate Programs:
    • African-American Literature
    • Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language
    • Writing Studies 


Contact Us:

Director of Graduate Studies          
Dr. Jeffrey Scraba
Patterson Hall 455
Graduate Office
Ms. Sarah Ellis
Patterson Hall 461


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More information about each of these programs can be found in the left-hand menu. For more information about program requirements, view the 2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

NOTE: TN eCampus (formerly RODP) classes (.R01, .R50, .R25, etc.) classes are not administered by the Department of English. Speak with your advisor before signing up for these classes to make sure they fit into your degree program.