Graduate Programs

Illinois State University's graduate program embraces an English Studies model that explores the interactions among Rhetoric, Literary and Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Critical Theory, Writing, and Pedagogy. We offer two advanced degrees: the Ph.D. in English Studies, the Master's in English, as well as a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in the Teaching of Writing in High School/Middle School and a graduate certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Students work with a strong group of graduate faculty who have diverse research interests.