Literature admissions paused

As a result of the financial pressures created by the pandemic, we will not be accepting applications for enrollment in the MA or PhD program next year (2021-22). For admission to the MFA, please see the Creative Writing Program. We look forward to resuming admissions and reviewing your application in fall 2021 for MA and PhD enrollment in the academic year 2022-23. Please revisit our website next summer for updated information.

For MFA program information,
see Creative Writing.

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.