We appreciate your interest in our graduate programs. The OSU English Department offers an integrated MA/PhD program and an MFA program in Creative Writing, giving graduate students a variety of opportunities to work closely with distinguished scholars and writers.
We are one of the largest departments of English in the country, and our integrated MA/PhD program allows students to specialize in almost every area within English studies. Our approximately 80 faculty members supervise research in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy, Digital Media, Folklore, and all historical periods of English literature from Anglo-Saxon to the 20th and 21st centuries. We also have concentrations of faculty who work with graduate students in the areas of narrative theory, United States ethnic and postcolonial studies, African-American literature, and film, television, and popular culture. Many of our faculty members are among the world's leading scholars in their fields.
Several scholarly journals are edited by members of the English department faculty with the assistance of advanced graduate students. These include The James Joyce Newsletter; Narrative: The Journal for the International Society for the Study of Narrative; The Journal of Business Communication; and The Journal, the Creative Writing program's own publication.