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Graduate Programs


See what graduate courses we are currently offering

Our department is a vibrant and thriving intellectual community and offers a supportive and stimulating environment in which to do your graduate work.
Students in Graduate Seminar

The Master's Program offers highly-motivated students the opportunity to study literature at an advanced level in an English department with an international reputation.


The MA Certificate in Innovative Writing presents a unique form of graduate study in creative writing, closely intertwining the practice of writing with literary and aesthetic inquiries.

UB English graduate student in seminar

Information and advice on how to prepare your application to the PhD and Master's Programs.


Look through our available Fellowships for Research, Conference Travel, and Continued Support; Dissertation Fellowships; and Teaching Awards and Opportunities.

A list of graduate courses regularly offered in the English department.

The Poetics Program takes as its principle that literary artists should teach both the art of writing and the theory of writing practice.


The CSPC is one of the premiere places to study psychoanalysis, culture, and language in North America.


In addition to classes, graduate students participate in reading groups focused on specific topics of interest.


Under the supervision of the Director of Graduate Placement and with the active participation of many faculty members, the English Department assists and advises graduate students during their job searches. This help is available to graduate students seeking jobs within or outside academia.


Graduate students in UB’s Department of English have a number of professional development opportunities open to them thanks to the department’s participation in a number of organizations.

Contact Us

Graduate Studies

Associate Professor of English Carla Mazzio

Carla Mazzio

Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies

302B Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3784


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Joyce Troy

Administrative Assistant

Graduate Office

302 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2567


Graduate Admissions

Professor of English Joe Valente

Joseph Valente

UB Distinguished Professor; Director of Graduate Admissions

437 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0693


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Sophia Canavos

Administrative Assistant

Graduate Admissions Office

302 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2566