University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English


Graduate Program News

Beginning in AY 2016-17, the UVM English Department will offer $5,000 Buckham Merit Fellowships to our top two incoming graduate students who are not Graduate Teaching Assistants. These fellowships will be renewable in the second year of graduate study, bringing the total amount of the award to $10,000 over two years.

The UVM English Department is pleased to announce the creation of the Buckham Graduate Teaching Assistantship, which will be awarded biennially to an outstanding applicant to the Master's Program in English. The fellowship will cover two years of tuition plus stipend pay (of around $15,500) for each of those years. The Buckham Graduate Teaching Assistant will receive training in pedagogy and teach, along with the department's other Graduate Teaching Assistants, in the university's First-Year Writing Program. The Graduate Committee will consider all applicants for this fellowship, though preference will be given to in-state residents.

Graduate Program in English

Our graduate program leads to the Master of Arts degree in English.  We offer seminars on topics in British, American, World and Post-Colonial literatures, as well as course in rhetoric and composition and critical theory.

Why should you pursue an MA in English at UVM?

  • to improve your writing and analytical skills
  • to improve your credentials for a career teaching high school English
  • to prepare yourself to enter a PhD program in literature or a related discipline

For information about what some of our MA alums have gone on to do, please visit our Careers page.

The Graduate College Application is now available online. All materials should be submitted to the Graduate College, including a 10- to 15-page sample of critical (not creative) writing. For more information please visit the Graduate College website or contact Professor Jenny Sisk, Director of Graduate Studies.


Degree Requirements (UVM Catalogue)


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