Graduate Studies

The Department of English has a national reputation for graduating top-rate scholars who are excellent researchers, teachers, writers, and editors. Our graduate program is designed to be large enough to produce nationally competitive scholars and writers, but small enough to ensure that each individual receives mentoring and engaged interaction with our award-winning faculty.

For this reason, we maintain a very high placement rate for our MA students into PhD or MFA programs or professional positions related to their degree. Our placement rate for PhD graduates into full time academic positions is significantly higher than the latest reports from the Modern Language Association, with recent (2014-2015) graduates having accepted tenure-line positions at Auburn University, University of Maryland College Park, Baruch College, and Xavier University, among others.

Resources for COVID-19 related suspension

Coronavirus: What You Need to Know 

Continuity of Education

Composition and Rhetoric

We offer an MA and PhD degree in composition and rhetoric

Creative Writing

We offer residential and low-residency MFA degrees in creative writing


We offer a combined BA-MA, MA, and a PhD degree in English and American literature

Ohio Writing Project

We offer an MA in teaching, a youth writing camp, staff development and credit workshops through the Ohio Writing Project 

TESOL Certificate

We offer a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language to adult learners