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Graduate Certificate in English

The 18-hour Graduate Certificate in English trains students in the history and analysis of literature and the English language as well as writing and research skills. Through this certificate, students will:

  • Deepen their knowledge of the English language and literature across historical periods and cultures
  • Learn and apply a variety of critical methods for interpreting literature
  • Practice creative and expository writing at the graduate level
  • Acquire advanced research skills through structured assignments and feedback from experienced doctoral faculty
  • Research and design educational content appropriate for college-level English courses

Students may pursue the certificate by itself or they may achieve it on the way to an MA in English. Master's students in Education, pursing the M. ED in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum with a specialization in English Education, may also apply up to 12 credits from certificate-earning courses to their M. ED. degree.


Minimum credit hours needed: 18
Student can take any English courses at the 7000 level, or 8000 level with instructor approval, up to 18 credits; offerings may vary from year to year.

Example of courses offered:

ENGLSH 7140Modern Literature3
ENGLSH 7220Renaissance and 17th-Century English Literature3
ENGLSH 731019th-Century American Literature3
ENGLSH 7510Creative Writing: Advanced Fiction3
ENGLSH 7611The Story of English: Medieval to Modern3