Please note: the application deadline of 12/1 listed in the course catalog descriptions for the PhD and MA programs is outdated. The actual deadline for applications to both programs for admission in fall 2023 is 12/15.
English and creative writing faculty at Minnesota are regularly recognized for the excellence of their teaching, scholarship, and writing. Our graduate students gain a thorough training in teaching as well as in research and writing. PhD students receive guaranteed full financial support for six years, MFA students for three. Our unique location within a major research university in a large metropolitan area opens up opportunities ranging from civic engagement to artistic collaboration.
- MA in English Literature
- MFA in Creative Writing
- PhD in English Literature
- Graduate Minor in English Literature
You may transfer graduate credits from another university into our PhD, MA, and MFA programs. Our standard policy is to accept no more than four courses as transfer credits. The credits you wish to transfer must have been taken after you completed your baccalaureate.
CLA's Graduate Programs Office
CLA’s Graduate Programs Office offers graduate students access to funding resources, health and supportive services, diversity initiatives, and other valuable information.