Graduate studies in English at the University of Houston offers several paths to careers in writing, teaching, scholarship, criticism and related cultural professions. Degrees in literary studies combine a focus on British, American and Anglophone literatures with new approaches in poetics, transnational and empire studies, critical race studies, translation studies, environmental studies and LGBTQ studies. Literature students may also pursue a concentration in rhetoric, composition and pedagogy, while the Creative Writing Program offers two additional graduate degrees.
The city of Houston offers a vibrant, multi-cultural setting for study at the University. With a dynamic visual and performing arts scene, the Houston metropolitan area supplies a wealth of aesthetic materials. Thank you for your interest in our graduate programs. We hope the links on this page will help you learn more about them.
M.A. in English
M.F.A. in Creative Writing
Ph.D. in English, including concentration in RCP
Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing
- Spring 2023 Graduate Courses
- Fall 2022 Graduate Courses
- Spring 2022 Graduate Courses
- Fall 2021 Graduate Courses
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The Application Process
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- Teaching assistantships
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- Research assistantships with department faculty
Life at the University and in Houston
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