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, translation studies, environmental studies, and LGBT 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.
MA in Literature
MFA in Creative Writing
PhD in Literature, including concentration in RCP
PhD in Literature and Creative Writing
- English 6317: Folktale
- English 7325: The British Empire
- English 7367: American Literature to the Civil War
- English 7396: Native American and Asian American Literature
- English 7396: Ecological Horizons
- English 8386: Topics in Postcolonial Studies: Surveillance and Orientalism
Placement and Alumni Information
The Application Process
- University awards
- Tuition fellowships
- Teaching assistantships
- Research assistantships with department faculty
Life at the University and in Houston
- What English Graduate Students Say About the Department (video)
- Where will I live?
- What is the cultural life in Houston like?
- What can I do for fun?