Graduate programs

Our large and vibrant department is home to nearly 120 graduate students, many of whom are supported by teaching or research assistantships. In a typical year our graduate students compile a record of publications, productions, presentations and prizes that testifies to their impressive abilities as writers, scholars and teachers.

The Department of English at Western Michigan University offers a Master of Arts, a Master of Fine Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy. Areas of specialization include:

  • Creative writing
  • English education
  • Literature and language

Our English graduate degrees do not require a GRE.