CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: M.A. in English at Mississippi State University

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:   M.A. in English at Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University’s English Department is now accepting applications to our M.A. Program in English for Fall 2020. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2020, but priority for Teaching Assistantships will be given to those who apply by February 15, 2020.

Mississippi State offers an MA in English with emphases in Literature, Creative Writing, Linguistics, and TESOL. Our students work closely with a distinguished faculty that includes renowned poets and novelists and recognized experts in British and American literature, linguistics, and composition and rhetoric. With a flexible curriculum, our students can pursue their interests while honing their skills in writing, research, and literary interpretation. The department offers MA students many opportunities for professional development and growth, frequently providing funding to support graduate students’ travel to present research at academic conferences. Mississippi State is also home to The Mississippi Quarterly and The Jabberwock Review, which often employ graduate students as editorial assistants.

TAs in our department are funded for both years of their MA program. Assignments include teaching in the composition program, tutoring in the writing center, and/or assisting professors with research. These positions also provide partial tuition remission (70%) and a small stipend for living expenses.

In order to apply to our program, please fill out an application through The Office of the Graduate School, by going to the following address and following the instructions: The application requires a statement of purpose, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. All applicants will also automatically be considered for Teaching Assistantships.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Shalyn Claggett (

For more information about the program and our department, please visit our website at

We look forward to reviewing your application!

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