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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.

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Handbooks and Forms

Paper copies of the following forms can be obtained in the office of the graduate secretary, Sue Hart, located in Andrews Hall room 202A. If you have questions regarding the forms, email Sue at

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MA Handbook

View 2016-2017
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PhD Handbook

View 2016-2017
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Composition and Rhetoric PhD 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

MA Timeline (online)

PhD Timeline (online)

Composition and Rhetoric

PhD Timelines (online)

Creative Writing

PhD Timeline (pdf)

Literary and Cultural Studies

MA Timeline (pdf)

PhD Timeline (pdf)

Guidelines for Literature Dissertation Prospecture



Sue Hart
Graduate Secretary