The folks at UW’s MA program in English have this to say:
- Generous funding package for all accepted students, including a stipend of $12,000+ per academic year, with opportunities to earn up to an additional $3000 through summer teaching.
- PhD and job placement in top programs (including Emory, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Stanford) and in private-/public-sector positions (3M, Library of Congress).
- Joint-degree options and interdisciplinary coursework in other departments, including Gender and Women Studies, Environment and Natural Resources, African-American and Diaspora Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, and Latina/o Studies.
- Up to two years of classroom teaching experience and training in composition pedagogy.
- Nationally renowned mentorship in teaching preparation and a manageable teaching load (1 course per semester) for first-time teachers.
- Generous support for students writing theses, including a thesis-completion course and up to $1000 per year in research and travel funding.
- Outdoor activities in Laramie, which was recently ranked as the best small college town (http://www.collegevaluesonline.com/features/best-small-college-towns-in-america/).
UW is a fully-funded program: all admitted students receive stipends and tuition waivers for two years. Graduate students in the Department of English at UW have the opportunity to study and research in all areas of English and cultural studies, from poetry and film to popular culture and rhetorical theory. We offer concentrations in literature and in rhetoric and composition, together with a career-focused Public-Facing Thesis Portfolio capstone option. Our faculty have particular expertise in the medieval, early modern, and contemporary periods; in adaptation and cultural transmission; in empire and enslavement; and in interdisciplinary and eco-critical approaches. We take pride in our flexible curriculum and diverse teaching opportunities that give students the competencies to pursue both academic paths and careers in government, non-profits, and education.
For more information about the MA in English at UW and the application procedure, please see: http://www.uwyo.edu/englishma. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2023.