The Graduate Programs in English are designed to prepare students for doctoral level studies at another university; to meet the general needs of students teaching at the elementary and secondary levels who wish to upgrade their capabilities; to prepare students for careers in teaching English as a second language; and to prepare students who aspire to teach at the community college level.

Graduate classes are small and provide students with ample opportunities for interaction with professors and other graduate students. They are offered in the late afternoons, evenings, and some Saturdays, depending on the program.

We currently offer a Master of Arts degree in:


Paying for Graduate School

The English Department offers a number of graduate assistantships to qualified students who wish to gain teaching experience. Graduate assistants assist in the Writing Center. All graduate assistants receive a tuition waiver and a stipend. Assistantships may be renewed for a second year.

In addition to assistantships, the university awards a number of graduate fellowships. For information about fellowships, the student should contact the College of Graduate Studies 989-774-GRAD

​Application Deadline
The application deadline for the 2021-22 school year is February 15, 2021.

Click here for the fillable 2021-22 GA Application pdf
Note: the application form is fillable only when used in Chrome.


Additional Funding Links


Contact Information

Dr. Darrin Doyle
Coordinator of Graduate Studies in English
Department of English Language and Literature
Central Michigan University
1429 South Washington Street
Anspach 215
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
989-774-3171
doyle1d@cmich.edu or english@cmich.edu​