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You will find our department to be a vibrant and thriving intellectual community that is a supportive and stimulating environment in which to do your graduate work.


Work with leaders in the field

UB English faculty are prize-winning teachers and scholars that include SUNY Distinguished Professors, winners of a Pulitzer PrizeGuggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities and several other scholarly research awards.


Certificates allow students to focus their studies on writing fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and journalistic prose. Students may combine a writing certificate with the English major or any other major. The Certificate in Innovative Writing can be combined with an MA in English or any other Master’s Degree.


UB English graduates succeed in a diverse range of careers, from novel-writing to journalism and editing to arts management, public relations, university teaching, law and medicine.

Why Major in English?

English is among the University's most illustrious, broadly useful, and comprehensive majors.  The study of literature is the study of life in all of its dimensions, and we teach courses in that spirit.

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Innovative Graduate Study

The doctoral and master's programs of the Department of English at the University at Buffalo are among the most open, flexible, and innovative in the country.

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