from Andrew Hoberek and William Kerwin, Directors of Graduate Studies


Welcome to the Graduate Program in English at the University of Missouri. We offer an MA, MA/PhD, and PhD in English across a wide range of areas, including American and British literature, Creative Writing, Folklore and Oral Tradition, African Diaspora Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, and Language and Linguistics (see Areas of Study). Students accepted into our programs receive assistantships or fellowships providing a tuition and fee waiver and a stipend in exchange for teaching or research work. The department nominates a small number of outstanding applicants to compete for a variety of university fellowships and also awards its own fellowships. 


Whether a prospective student or a current student, this site offers answers to basic questions regarding applying to our program, choosing whether to attend, and succeeding once here.