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The Graduate Program in English

Students who come to Brockport for graduate studies in English work closely with a faculty of active writers--including scholars, critics, and writers of memoir, fiction, and poetry.

Our program of about seventy graduate students includes both full-time and part-time students.  Some of our students are teachers; some go on to further study, pursuing either a Ph.D. or an M.F.A.  Most classes take place in the evenings.  Graduate seminars of twelve to fifteen students offer an intense, challenging opportunity for advanced study.

There are three options:

The program offers a number of opportunites for financial support.  For candidates exhibiting superior promise, there are three graduate assistantships. Each provides a stipend of $6,000 and a tuition waiver of up to nine credits per semester.  Apply here

The Hannelore and William Heyen Graduate Scholarships in Creative Writing are awarded to two students each year. 

Current graduate students may apply here for the Richard Maxwell Award.

For general information on financial aid, scholarships, and tuition,   click here.

Apply here for admission to the graduate program in English.

To learn more, contact Dr. Janie Hinds, Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of English, at

Last Updated 8/9/13