Graduate students are advised by faculty members in their chosen concentration. Incoming
students are generally advised by the Concentration Coordinator, while advanced students
should choose an appropriate advisor for their academic interests.
Students should consult the Graduate Catalog for degree requirements and information on Department of English and University of
Memphis policies. Additional information can be found on our website on the pages
devoted to each degree program. (See list below.)
Every graduate student must be advised by a member of the Graduate Faculty before
his or her advising hold will be cleared. Students may choose to complete an English Advising Worksheet (.pdf file) with his or her advisor to facilitate this process. Once completed, the
worksheet should be submitted to the Graduate Office for filing. If a student chooses
not to submit the worksheet, it is the responsibility of the faculty advisor to contact
the Graduate Office to have holds cleared for registration.
Students are encouraged to meet with advisors early to make time to submit applications
for independent studies, obtain restricted course permits from the Departmental Registrar in Patterson 467,
or obtain course overload permission from the CAS Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
in Scates Hall.
New students should contact Ms. Sarah Ellis in the Graduate Office, Patterson Hall 425, (901) 678-1448, to be connected to their
concentration coordinator for initial advising.
MA in English, with a concentration in one of the following:
MFA in Creative Writing
PhD in English, with a concentration in one of the following:
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