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Advanced Studies in English

Advanced studies in English challenge you to think and write critically about how words can reflect and shape the world. Take courses in language, literature, composition, rhetoric and more to prepare for teaching college-level English or pursuing a doctorate. This program offers a thesis and non-thesis option.

For upcoming events and program news, please visit the English Department calendar.

For more information about the English M.A. program, please contact Director Erin James.

Fast Facts

  • The English M.A. is a two-year graduate program in literature, linguistics, and rhetoric/composition.
  • Students work closely with nationally known faculty, who are active researchers in their fields. We are a world-class center for studies in literature and the environment.
  • Students can work on Fugue, our literary magazine, as well as secure an internship in the Confluence Lab, an interdisciplinary research lab with scholars from the humanities, social sciences and sciences addressing environmental problems.
  • Students sponsor the University of Idaho Graduate English Conference (UIGEC), an annual regional event organized and hosted by MA-English students.
  • We have a strong record of placing students into leading doctoral programs, teaching positions at colleges and universities, and other jobs outside of higher education.

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Our faculty are working at the top of their fields and winning major awards for their research.

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English Department

Physical Address:
200 Brink Hall

Mailing Address:
English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Phone: 208-885-6156


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