Graduate studies in English at the University of South Florida has approximately 90-110 students in our program who work closely with a dynamic and growing faculty of internationally recognized scholars and award-winning teachers.

The program features small seminar-style graduate classes and offers many opportunities for directed research and professional development. The department is home to journals for undergraduate and graduate students including Saw Palm, a literary annual focused on Florida authors and themes produced by members of the Creative Writing Program, and the Norman Mailer Review.

Our graduate degree programs include:

The department also administers graduate certificates in comparative literary studies and creative writing. Additionally, graduate students in English can earn certificates in related fields such as women's studies and area studies including Africana, Cuban, Latin American and Caribbean studies, or library science.