Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, CNF

Residency type


Program length

2-3 years

Part-time study

Yes, up to six years to complete program.

Financial Aid

The Department of English employs about 30 teaching and research assistants at stipends of approximately $10,000 over two semesters. Assistants receive full tuition remission for up to 18 credits over the academic year (two semesters). All graduate assistants are required to enroll for a minimum of six credits per semester. Assistants are provided office space and have faculty library privileges.

Teaching Assistants in the Department of English typically teach freshman composition. The TA Director provides a supportive atmosphere where assistants learn composition theory and pedagogy. In addition, assistants are trained in the latest methods of computer-assisted writing instruction.

Teaching opportunities


Editorial opportunities

Blue Earth Review, The Corresponder, the KMSU Weekly Reader

Cross-genre study



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