In the School of Writing, Literature, and Film we pride ourselves on providing vibrant and forward-looking learning environments for the study of textual disciplines and complex literacies.

We offer full funding to all of our graduate students through graduate teaching assistantships, grants, and fellowships. Graduate students also have opportunities for internships in a wide variety of interdisciplinary programs and centers, including the Writing Intensive Curriculum, the Center for the Humanities, and the OSU Libraries and Press.

Our graduate program distinctively emphasizes

  • A range of courses plus the opportunity for immersive study while researching and writing a thesis in the second year
  • A productive and nationally-visible faculty of scholars and teachers dedicated to student success
  • Internships, teaching and tutorial experiences, and study abroad programs
  • Participation in a rich cultural life in OSU/Corvallis and up and down the Willamette Valley, including the Critical Questions lecture series, an engaged community of readers, and multiple readings, performances, lectures, and cinema events

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Fall Term
Required Tests

none

GRE recommended

English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.


Additional Requirements

Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

See contact information above.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for all applicants

First Wednesday in January

Funding Deadline for all applicants

First Wednesday in January


Concentrations ?

This program has concentrations or tracks not represented here. Please visit the  English Website program website to learn more.

MAIS Participation

This program may serve as a primary, secondary, or third field of study in a MAIS degree.


AMP Participation ?

This program participates in the Accelerated Masters Platform (AMP)

AMP Advisor
Steve Kunert
Academic Advisor
School of Writing, Literature, and Film

AMP Director
Megan Ward
Assistant Professor
School of Writing, Literature, and Film