Prospective Students

English Graduate Programs General Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Click Here to Learn More

BYU’s English Master of Arts Program  (MA)


The BYU Master of Arts in English is a two-year program including 26 hours of coursework and 6 hours of thesis writing. It is designed to prepare students for doctoral work or careers in teaching, writing, or editing. In contrast to Ph.D. granting institutions, BYU’s English department devotes all of its graduate resources to its MA students combining a reasonable tuition with significant financial support. Although these paid positions are not guaranteed, most graduate students avail themselves of opportunities as composition instructors, teaching assistants and research assistants.  Our graduate faculty members provide a well-rounded course of study with emphases in American literature, British literature, or Rhetoric and Composition. The program has a strong record of placement in PhD programs for those students choosing to continue their graduate studies and also provides a valuable intellectual foundation for students pursuing technical writing, publishing, teaching, and law.

 Please hover and  click on pictures below for more information about the MA Program


 

Funding Information

Learn More

Master of Arts in Creative Writing (MFA)


The BYU Creative Writing MFA is a two-year program requiring 26 hours of coursework and 6 thesis hours. An annual retreat at Capitol Reef National Park and an internship in the teaching of introductory creative writing, plus a weekly visiting writers series, enhance students’ experiences in the program and prepare them for lifelong writing and teaching. BYU’s English Department devotes all of its graduate resources to master’s students, combining reasonable tuition with significant financial support. Admissions decisions are based on the strength of an applicant’s writing sample, personal statement, recommendations, and GRE scores. Consideration is given to the perceived fit between student interest and faculty expertise. Our program also provides generous funding for travel to AWP or a similar conference.  The department sponsors a weekly reading series that features not only regional writers but international greats such as Derek Walcott, Marilynne Robinson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Terry Tempest Williams, and Robert Pinsky. 

Please  hover and click on pictures below for more information about the MFA Program.


 

International Student Information

Apply Today

Contact Information

English Graduate Program Manager

Email: Danielle_Steed@byu.edu

Phone:
801-422-8673

Additional Information
Facebook
Facebook
LinkedIn
Google+
Google+
http://english.byu.edu/landing-page-ma-and-mfa-test/">
Follow by Email