The Graduate Program in English at WVU provides a strong sense of community among faculty and students, a wide range of research opportunities in literary and cultural studies, and professional and creative writing. We also offer extensive teaching experience in composition and literature. Our low faculty-graduate student ratio (about 3:1) encourages both formal collaboration and less formal sharing of ideas and resources.The M.A.
The M.A. in PWE
The Ph.D. Program
Nearly all of our graduate students hold teaching assistantships, and all doctoral students teach both freshman and sophomore composition courses and literature courses in their area of scholarly interest.
The English Department is committed to the professional development of its graduate students. The Graduate Program provides workshops on electronic resources and educational materials, scholarly publication, and the job search process. Our students have delivered papers at such conferences as MLA, the Society for Literature and Science, Early Modern Cultural Studies, and The International Congress on Medieval Studies, and published papers in journals such as Anglia, Colby Quarterly, College Literature, Genders, Science Fiction Studies, and Studies in American Indian Literatures. To view a list of graduate student publications, click here.
Each spring, The Graduate Student Colloquium provides an opportunity for students to share their recent research with their peers in a professional environment.