Student and Doctoral Placement

Our English graduate community currently enrolls about 130 students, almost half of whom are funded with teaching assistantships or fellowships.

Many of our graduates have moved on to join faculties at major American research universities, such as:

  • City University of New York
  • Colgate University
  • Duke University
  • George Mason University
  • Howard University
  • Michigan State University
  • Notre Dame University
  • The University of California, Santa Barbara
  • The University of California, Irvine
  •  The University of Hawaii
  • The University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Alaska
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Virginia Commonwealth

Foreign universities, such as:

  • University of Athens
  • University of Trento
  • Sun Yat Sen University

Smaller, liberal arts colleges, such as:

  • California State University, Fresno
  • Franklin and Marshall College (PA)
  • Georgia State University
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)
  • Hollins University (VA)
  • Ithaca College (NY)
  • Lake Forest College (IL)
  • Lycoming College (PA)
  • Marist College (NY)
  • St. Mary’s College (Ind)
  • College of St. Rose
  • Beloit College
  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • SUNY Potsdam
  • University of Michigan, Dearborn
  • and community colleges

Many of our creative writing graduates have successfully pursued careers as novelists, screenwriters, and poets.

Our graduate students in creative writing edit and publish their own literary journal Harpur Palate and produce and organize their own nationally known conference Writing By Degrees.  The creative writing program also has a very active Readers Series.

We also offer all Ph.D. students the opportunity to acquire a Teaching Certificate in college teaching.

Last Updated: 7/27/16