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Graduate Study and 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 Technical Communication and Rhetoric 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, including how to apply, click one of the program links. 
You can also fill out the form below, and the Director of Graduate Studies will reach out to you.

English MA/MS (Possible Specializations in Creative Writing, Composition, and Literature)

Folklore and American Studies MA/MS

Online Master of Technical Communication

PhD in Technical Communication and Rhetoric


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Program Contacts: 

Jared Colton, Director of Graduate Studies 
Advises graduate students in Folklore and American Studies, English, Technical Communication (online), and the PhD Program in Technical Communication and Rhetoric.Contact Dr. Jared Colton if you are interested in a graduate program at USU or if you need advising during your program (classes, program of study, etc.).

Office:  Ray B. West 213
Phone: (435) 797-8412

Mailing Address: Dr. Jared Colton
Department of English
Utah State University
3200 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3200

For more information about Scholarship and Financial Information, click on the link below.

Scholarships and Financial Information