MA & PhD in English: Writing Studies


We are one of the top national programs for graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in Writing Studies and its many subfields (including but not limited to composition and rhetoric, discourse studies, literacy studies, language studies, computers and composition, and new-media studies). English graduate students working in writing studies engage in research ranging from historical archival research to ethnographic field work to online digital research.

Graduate students working in the area of Writing Studies have recently published articles in such journals as College Composition and Communication, the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Computers and Composition, College English, Enculturation, and Kairos.

Our recent PhD graduates hold tenure-track jobs at such schools as the University of Pittsburgh, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Central Florida, University of Louisville, and Syracuse University.

English faculty and graduate students working in Writing Studies are affiliated with the interdisciplinary Center for Writing Studies on our campus. The Center for Writing Studies coordinates the Writers Workshop, a Writing Across the Curriculum program, and a graduate concentration for graduate students across campus.

Application Deadline: December 1, 12 noon (CST)