Graduate Programs

The Department of English offers several vibrant graduate programs, both face-to-face and online. Please visit the website of each program, linked below, to find out more.

The Department also offers several certificate programs.


The deadline for Fall 2019 applications for the MA in Literary & Textual Studies, MFA in Creative Writing, and Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Writing is January 15, 2019. See program sites for more details.

For other program deadlines, visit the specific program site, linked above.

For more information or questions about the graduate programs, please contact Kimberly Spallinger, Associate Chair and Graduate Coordinator, at 419-372-8145 or, or contact Jeanne R. Berry, Graduate Secretary, at 419-372-6864 or

Graduate courses


To view the course offerings and read their descriptions, select the Summer 2018 Graduate Courses image on the left.

To learn more about each program's sequence and courses, select the specific program below. 

Annual Conferences

Global Responses to 9/11 and the War on Terror

Global Responses to 9/11 and the War on Terror

ATLAS, an association of the MA in Literary & Textual Studies, partnered to organize the Global Responses to 9/11 and the War on Terror: Literary, Media, and Film Perspectives. READ MORE

21st Century Englishes

21st Century Englishes

Hosted by Rhetoric & Writing Ph.D. students, this year's 5th annual conference theme was Cooperating and Collaborating: Creating Community in the 21st Century and took place on October 21, 2017. READ MORE

Winter Wheat

Winter Wheat

The 17th year of Winter Wheat: The Mid-American Review Festival of Writing was hosted on November 2-4, 2017. We are also wheated concurrently with the International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry! READ MORE