With a distinguished faculty committed to original and ground-breaking research in a wide variety of areas, our graduate students are encouraged to research across disciplines.  At the same time, graduate work continues to be invigorated by the core study of literatures and languages in English (now a world-wide phenomenon). Through the master of fine arts, our accomplished creative writing faculty foster the growth of the next generation of notable writers.

What sets our programs apart?
A faculty of renowned scholars and writers lead adventurous seminars. Extraordinary graduate students inspire each other’s best work through numerous research and writing groups. And a vibrant University and dynamic, culturally rich Twin Cities offer further opportunities to explore.

What are our graduates doing?
Most of our PhDs find employment in higher education; others have secured careers in publishing, museums, and non-profits administration. Among our MFA graduates are professors, editors, academic and arts administrators, marketers, and, of course, award-winning writers. No matter the destination, our graduate programs offer a transformative intellectual and personal experience.