Graduate English Programs

‌The graduate programs in English at the University of St. Thomas will provide you with the opportunity to study literature, writing, creative writing, publishing, and new media in a focused, enriching way. You will also have opportunities to gain work experience in editing, teaching, publishing, English pedagogy, and program administration. Our faculty members are accomplished writers who produce cutting-edge research and award-winning creative writing. They also take pride in being master teachers and mentors. Courses and seminars are capped at 14 and 12 students, respectively, allowing for lively classroom engagement and personalized attention. The flexibility or our evening course schedule will allow you to engage in a rigorous academic program while pursuing other career and personal goals. Learn more about all of our program options below.

Master of Arts in English

When you enroll in the University of St. Thomas Master of Arts in English program, you will join a dynamic intellectual community focused on intensive study of literature, writing, English pedagogy, professional writing, and new media.

Master of Arts in Creative Writing & Publishing

The M.A. in Creative Writing and Publishing is one of the most unique graduate creative writing programs in the country. You will enhance your abilities as a writer and also learn about the publishing industry. 

Master of Arts in Educational Studies - English

The M.A. in Educational Studies is an advanced degree for licensed teachers who want to advance their content knowledge in English.

Certificate in Teaching College English

This credentialling program meets the needs of educators who seek a credential for teaching college English in Minnesota high schools.

Combined BA/MA in English

This five-year track is designed for the most outstanding high school and undergraduate students. Acceptance into this program will allow a seamless transition to graduate school with time and cost savings!