Our comprehensive MA program offers opportunities to pursue graduate study in a full range of literary periods and topics that range from Chaucer and Shakespeare to contemporary environmental and postcolonial literature. Our faculty are active scholars as well as award-winning teachers, and we are committed to offering excellent graduate coursework and mentoring students according to their own scholarly and professional interests.
As part of our dedication to professionalization and support, our department offers teaching assistantships that are among the best in the Big XII conference, featuring 9-month stipends of over $19,000 and a 50% tuition remission in exchange for teaching one course during the first semester of study and two courses in subsequent semesters. In recent years, we have been able to support nearly every student who has sought funding. In addition, our department offers travel money to graduate students who present at conferences, and many of our students give papers at conferences.
Our program offers the benefits of attending a large state university while having the support and dedication of an intimate, welcoming program with a collegial group of both faculty and graduate students. We encourage you to follow these links to learn more about our two MA programs in English: