Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois


English Graduate Students in Writing Studies

We are one of the top national programs for graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in writing studies and its many subfields (including but not limited to composition and rhetoric, discourse studies, literacy studies, language studies, computers and composition, and new-media studies).

English graduate students working in writing studies engage in research ranging from historical archival research to ethnographic field work to online digital research. For information about the graduate program in English, including information about how and when to apply, visit the Graduate Studies Program website.

Students pursuing the English graduate specialization in writing studies will likely be interested in affiliating with the Center for Writing Studies at the University of Illinois. The Center for Writing Studies sponsors public lectures on campus, hosts a brownbag series featuring scholars discussing their work in progress, and hosts a number of visiting writing-studies scholars each year.