Graduate students of English are able to delve more deeply into the finer points of language, literature and writing. Students grow as both scholars and teachers, engaging in academic and scholastic pursuits and honing their techniques of criticism, intellectual thought and discussion. Graduate students learn to appreciate the intertextual role English plays across genres, societies, cultures, and orientations. Students also have the opportunity to work closely with outstanding faculty members and colleagues, each pursuing with the same vigor a deeper understanding of their field.