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Our highly ranked creative writing and literature programs open doors to new discoveries, ventures, and career paths.

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Why choose graduate study in English at the University of Minnesota?

What makes our faculty stand out?

We are at the forefront of new directions in the advanced study of English literature:

  • Globalizing the study of literature
  • Using cognitive science to change how we understand reading
  • Using literature to change our approach to key issues of social justice
  • Addressing vital issues of environmental sustainability through literature

Find faculty interests by topic and period. See Creative Writing for information about the MFA degree.

College Resources

Visit CLA’s website for graduate students to learn about collegiate funding opportunities, student support, career services, and more.

CLA's graduate student website