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Graduate Resources

For Current Graduate Students

Congratulations on choosing to be a part of an intellectually stimulating environment and immersive culture led by award-winning faculty. The Department of English offers a vibrant, diverse, and challenging place to do your graduate work. Be sure to take advantage of all the resources at your fingertips.

Graduate Admissions

The application deadline for 2018-2019 is December 4, 2017. The Creative Writing program, in which genres alternate each subsequent year, will be accepting applications to the M.A. and Ph.D. programs in poetry.

Admissions Information

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Handbooks and Forms

Paper copies of the following forms can be obtained in the main office, located in Andrews Hall room 202. If you have questions regarding the forms, email Barbara Starks at

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M.A. Handbook

View 2016-2017
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Ph.D. Handbook

View 2016-2017
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Composition and Rhetoric Ph.D. Advising Document

View 2016-2017

Memorandum of Absence

Online Form

Independent Study Contract

Contract (PDF)

Graduate Teaching Internships

Contract (PDF)

Prairie Schooner Internship

Contract (PDF)

University of Nebraska Press Internship

Contract (PDF)

General Timelines

M.A. Timeline (online)

Ph.D. Timeline (online)

Composition and Rhetoric

Ph.D. Timelines (online)

Creative Writing

Ph.D. Timeline (pdf)

Literary and Cultural Studies

M.A. Timeline (pdf)

Ph.D. Timeline (pdf)

Guidelines for Literature Dissertation Prospecture



Barbara Starks
Graduate Secretary