Department of English Graduate Programs

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Earn an Advanced Degree in English

The Rhode Island College English Department prepares graduate students to read, write, and think critically about literature and culture at an advanced level. Concentrators in creative writing expand their knowledge of and proficiency in the crafts of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. We also offer a Certificate of Graduate Study (C.G.S.) in English literature or creative writing. Our graduates are prepared to function as literary professionals, whether as teachers, writers, or scholars. A graduate degree in English can open doors for career paths in publishing, editing, administration, or marketing in a variety of corporate, online, and academic settings.
See admission and course requirements below.

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Department of English

In the Department of English we explore texts through a variety of perspectives and teach students to write effectively in several modes.