The department's graduate students work closely on research and writing projects with the members of our graduate faculty, who specialize in all areas of literary, theoretical, cultural studies and creative writing. MA students complete a broad-based program in literature; MFA students complete a broad based program in creative writing; PhD students may choose a concentration in any area of English-language literature. The English department encourages interdisciplinary work and maintains close ties with the Department of Comparative Literature and Humanities, the Program for Writing and Rhetoric, the various departments of foreign languages and literatures, other humanities and fine arts departments including history and theatre, and the writing programs at Boulder's Naropa University.

Degrees Offered


GRE Requirement

General GRE test scores are required.

Financial Support

MA and MFA students are eligible for appointment as teaching assistants, although the department does not have sufficient resources to offer all MA and MFA students assistantships every semester. The department seeks to admit only as many PhD students as may be fully funded for at five years through fellowships and through appointments as graduate part-time instructors. A limited number of one-time fellowships, research assistantships or tuition waiver grants are sometimes available.

Contact Information

Department of English Website


Phone: 303-492-6594