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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

English Graduate Programs

The Department of English at Syracuse University offers three graduate programs: a Master's degree of Fine Arts in creative writing, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English. Most of our graduate courses are workshops or seminars, giving students in all three programs an opportunity to work closely with internationally known creative writers, literary critics, cultural historians, and film and media scholars.

M.F.A. in Creative Writing

The three-year M.F.A. program in Creative Writing gives promising fiction writers and poets an opportunity to practice their art with dedicated fellow writers.

M.A. in English

The M.A. degree encourages intellectual discovery while also preparing students for future doctoral work by training them in recognized fields of study.

Ph.D. in English

The Ph.D. degree offers students specialized professional training in criticism, theory, research, and the teaching of literary and filmic texts, with an eye towards preparing them to instruct and research at the college and university level.