Department of English Graduate Programs

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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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English, with Concentration in Creative Writing M.A.

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English Certificate of Graduate Study - Creative Writing

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English Certificate of Graduate Study - Literature