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Graduate Programs

Graduate students in English Department

SCHOLARLY COMMUNITY  Doctoral and master’s degree students take classes together and learn from faculty mentors, forming a community of scholars who take new approaches to studying language, writing, and literature.

An advanced degree in English opens doors

IUP’s long-standing and internationally recognized graduate programs in English are designed to further your career as an English teacher, writer, journalist, marketer or publisher; to engage your passion for English; and to enhance your ability to think and communicate critically.

Our graduate programs offer well-published and experienced faculty, a culturally diverse population of students, a curriculum that supports teacher-scholars, and high rates of completion. 

English, MA: Composition and Literature  

Learn how to teach literature and composition.

English, MA: Literature

Further your expertise or prepare for a PhD.

English, MA: Teaching English 

Pursue teacher certification or strengthen your credentials as an in-service secondary English teacher.

English, MA: TESOL

Prepare to teach English to speakers of other languages.

English, PhD: Composition and TESOL 

Enhance your skills as an English teacher of writing and language.

English, PhD: Literature and Criticism 

Develop your skills as a literary scholar and critic and prepare to teach at the university level.

The IUP difference

Programs with a high rate of graduates’ career success. A survey by the Modern Language Association found the IUP doctoral programs in English to be among the most successful in advancing graduates’ careers.

Summers-only option: Designed with working teachers in mind, our summers-only options enable you to choose from over twenty courses offered during the summer, so you can reach your goals at a pace that makes sense for your professional life.

English faculty. Over 50 full-time professors, all with doctoral degrees from the world’s leading universities bring a high level of scholarship and enthusiasm to their teaching. As a result, students receive an extraordinary breadth of expertise from a group of scholars who are recognized nationally and internationally as authorities in their specialties.

English Graduate Organization. Share your ideas, concerns, and graduate experience with your peers. The English Graduate Organization (EGO) supports students in the English graduate programs through social events, workshops, and conferences.

  • English Department
  • Leonard Hall, Room 110
    421 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705-1094
  • Phone: 724-357-2261
  • Fax: 724-357-2265
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.