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Graduate Degrees


The School of Graduate Studies at USU is among the top three percent of higher education institutions in the country, lauded for its research opportunities and academic rigor. Graduate students in the English department enjoy small classes and individualized mentoring from nationally recognized faculty members.

Students may apply to the doctoral program in the Theory and Practice of Professional Communication or to one of three master's programs in English, American Studies, or Technical Communication. There is one specialization within the English master's degree program—Literature & Writing—and two specializations in the American Studies degree—Standard and Folklore.

Although the department does not offer a graduate degree or specialization in creative writing, students can make it a significant part of their graduate work. For instance, the Literature & Writing curriculum offers courses in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Students in that specialization may write creative thesis projects in any of those genres. The American Studies Standard specialization offers students an emphasis in creative nonfiction writing on the American West.

For more information on a specific program, click one of the program links.