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The Department of English and Philosophy is proud to feature graduate programs that stand out from others in the region and nation for their distinctive combination of broad training in English studies with pedagogical theory and practice, from the MA and PhD degrees to the Certificate in TESOL. Our programs have a longstanding tradition of excellence: the MA program in English was founded in 1960, while the PhD in English and the Teaching of English (formerly the DA in English) was established in 1971.

The English Department is a lively intellectual community, where students work closely with dedicated faculty mentors. We host a variety of departmental activities, including the faculty works-in-progress series, doctoral colloquia, professional and social meetings of the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA), the graduate-student led Intermountain Graduate Conference, and regular brown bag luncheons and workshops concerning teaching and professionalization. Our MA and PhD graduates have had great success in securing employment in a variety of fields, most notably teaching at two- and four-year institutions, editing and grant writing, and other fields that prize research, writing, and communication.

For more information, please contact us.