Reading, writing, critical thinking. Enroll in UToledo's graduate program in English and develop skills that will last a lifetime and help you build a career in whatever field you choose.
The master’s degree program in English at The University of Toledo draws a talented group of students from across the country and the world. Our committed faculty not only teaches these students, it mentors them.
UToledo’s master’s program has a strong record of success in preparing students for post-graduate life. We're a particularly good fit for students who are not quite ready for a large M.A. or Ph.D. program, but who benefit from the personal mentorship and training we offer in a smaller graduate program.
We offer two distinct M.A. programs in English:
The literature concentration offers UToledo graduate students freedom to pursue their own goals and interests. They are expected to:
The concentration in writing studies introduces theoretical concepts, pedagogical activities and research methods, including rhetoric and composition and English as a second language. We prepare graduate students to:
Vibrant faculty. Our energetic community of scholars mentors graduate students and teaches a wide range of classes in literature and writing. They are active researchers, poets and novelists. Graduate seminars are small with a strong interdisciplinary, multicultural focus.
Funding options. Our graduate students can apply for scholarships, teaching fellowships and assistantships.
Multidisciplinary and independent study courses. UToledo faculty offers classes and seminars in a broad array of English and writing topics — from African-American and postcolonial and diasporic literature to writing in multimedia environments.
Individual attention. Our small class sizes allow for one-on-one interaction between students and faculty.
State-of-the-art multimedia and computer classrooms.
Network. UToledo’s English department educates and inspires. It hosts outstanding speakers and sponsors workshops and symposiums.
UToledo's unique Typography Lab. English graduate students learn “The Art and Process of the Book,” during which they create and produce fine-press books. The lab is run by Professor Tim Geiger. It is the home of his literary fine press imprint, Aureole Press.
Teaching experience. Our English graduate assistants teach in the Department of English Composition Program. Graduate students also tutor in the UToledo Writing Center.
UToledo graduate students in the English master's program have been accepted into doctoral programs at:
UToledo alumni of the master’s program in English are working as:
Andrea Falcone, M.A. ’04, MLS, is the head of education and outreach services at the University of Colorado, Denver Libraries. She leads a program offering one-time, course-integrated instruction. She is the editor of the Beta Phi Mu Scholars Series published by Rowman & Littlefield and is the column editor for “Perspectives on Public Services,” which appears in International Information & Library Review.
"As a graduate assistant at Toledo, I gained valuable experience in the classroom, and by the time I graduated from UT in 2006, I had already found a full-time position as an instructor of developmental English at Wor-Wic [Community College]."
Charles Porter, '06, M.A. in English, concentration in literature
Porter is an assistant professor of developmental English at Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, Md. He operates the ESL program at his college and earned an M.A. as a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
UToledo English faculty members are dedicated teachers and active researchers, theorists, poets and novelists. They have expertise in: