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The English Department provides a variety of options for students interested in extending their academic credentials beyond the Bachelor's degree. The Department offers the Masters of Arts with specializations in American & English Literature, Creative Writing, the Teaching of Writing, and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). It also offers a Master of Science in Education in cooperation with the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Additionally, the Department offers post-baccalaureate certificates in American and English Literature, the Teaching of Writing, and the Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL), and an ESL endorsement. Pursuing any of these options is an excellent means of enhancing your prospects for success in teaching careers, nonacademic professions, and PhD study.

Pursuing graduate study in the Department of English at SIUE is convenient: classes are offered in the evenings, on weekends, and on weekdays during the regular and summer terms. Degree requirements may be completed in less than two years, though many students who work full-or part-time proceed at a more leisurely pace.

Thinking of Going to Graduate School?
Some nuts-and-bolts advice on preparing for graduate studies, both at the MA and the PhD levels. If you're thinking of grad school, or have made the decision and want to learn the best way to maximize your chances for success, begin here.

Graduate Studies in the Department of English
Wonder what's in it for you? Find out here.


American and English Literature Specialization

Creative Writing Specialization

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Specialization

Teaching of Writing Specialization

Master of Science in Education


First read the Department's Application Information.

Then visit the SIUE Graduate School to Apply Online.

Fellowships and Assistantships

Please read the instructions before completing the application packet as additional materials are required.

Graduate Student Travel Support Program
SIUE's Graduate School makes financial assistance available for graduate students travelling to conferences to present papers; this link will take you to all the information you need. Keep in mind that some conferences also provide financial support for graduate students presenting papers; the CFP (Call For Papers) of a particular conference will usually have information about such support.


Course Catalog and Term-Specific Course Offerings


The Master's Thesis: Getting Started / Finishing Up
Prepared specifically for students in the English M. A. program, this document provides a quick guide to the procedural (and bureaucratic) aspects of starting (and finishing) a thesis.

Forms for Graduate Students
Most of the forms graduate students will need may be found here: Application for Graduation, Graduate Student Request Form, Registration of Thesis Title, Request for Extended Thesis Credit, and Thesis Approval page. Students choosing the thesis option as their exit exam will also want to read the "Guidelines for the Preparation of a Thesis", an essential document.

Web Links of Interest to Graduate Students

SIUE Graduate School Catalog: English
From the Graduate School's website; this catalog is now published only electronically, and is updated regularly.

SIUE Graduate Studies and Research
A web portal designed specifically for current and prospective SIUE graduate students. This is the place to start your search for information related to SIUE graduate programs, policies, opportunities, and more.

URL: http://www.siue.edu/ENGLISH/Grad/grad_index.html
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