Graduate Programs

The Department of English offers two graduate degrees: the MFA in Creative Writing and the PhD in English. Our course offerings and programs of study are uniquely diverse and flexible. In addition to offerings in the traditional literary periods and Creative Writing, interdisciplinary areas of particular strength include film studies, media and technology studies, cultural studies, children’s literature and culture, literary theory, rhetoric and composition, and postcolonial studies.

Our graduate students can also take advantage of the University of Florida’s strengths in a variety of areas of related interest, including African Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies and Women’s Studies and Gender Research. The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries is one of the largest scholarly libraries in the Southeast and holds a number of important collections in areas of relevance to students in English.

The Department currently offers fellowships and/or teaching assistantships to all students in our graduate programs. We provide exceptional teacher training and significant opportunities for students to teach in their areas of expertise.

The graduate students comprise a lively community of scholars, artists, and teachers-in-training. They bring to the Department a wide variety of life experiences and come from all over the United States and Canada, as well as Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. Graduates of our programs have distinguished themselves in a variety of fields. Recent graduates pursuing academic careers currently hold tenure-track positions at (among others) Pratt Institute, Clemson University, Daytona State College, the University of Houston, the University of Colorado-Denver, the University of Alabama, the University of Tennessee, University of Massachusetts, University of Hartford, Furman University, Bucknell University, Rhodes College, and Grinnell College. A more comprehensive list of our graduates’ placement can be found here.


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