Graduate Student Awards

The Graduate Program in Literature and Criticism have created the awards to recognize and reward exceptional M.A.–Literature or M.A.–Generalist students in our programs. The awards are be presented annually and carry a $100 honorarium.

Graduation Application

Instructions for submitting the Application for Graduation on MyIUP

Independent Seminar and Independent Study

Independent Seminar and Independent Study offer students the opportunity to study selected topics of their choosing, including those not accommodated by course offerings. Students may take up to two three-credit courses in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

Request for Letter of Recommendation

  Before you ask your professors to write letters of recommendation for you, please follow these steps: At least six weeks in advance of your deadline for submitting the letters, contact your professors in person or by e-mail to ask them if they are willing to write a letter. Provide the professor with specific


Literature and Criticism Newsletters Newsletters 

Course Offerings

A list of courses offered for the MA in Literature program at IUP 

Program Handbook MA Lit

Master of Arts in English Literature Program Handbook, Department of English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania