Contact & Location


Department of English

Physical Address:
Brink Hall 200
(208) 885-6156 phone
(208) 885-5944 fax

Mailing Address:
English Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho

M.A. in English

The Master of Arts degree offers two years of a rigorous course of study in literary and rhetorical studies in a friendly environment. Students with a variety of interests thrive here.  Members of our graduate faculty have expertise and research interests in British and American literature, literature and the environment, literary theory, rhetoric and composition, comparative literature, and interdisciplinary studies.

Our faculty are leaders in their scholarly fields and are active in publishing books and peer-review articles and presenting their scholarship at national and international conferences. Three are editors of scholarly journals, so students here have opportunities to gain experience with scholarly publishing and editing. To see a list of all our faculty and profiles click here

Our MA students join a lively intellectual community. Each spring, students have the opportunity to plan, host, and participate in a graduate-level conference. UI and the English Department host leading scholars and creative writers who give lectures and work with our graduate students in classes. Recent visiting writers have included Teju Cole, Rebecca Solnit, and Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Johnson. Visiting scholars have included Adela Pinch, Stacy Alaimo, and Michael Bennett.

Our MA graduates have gone on to successful careers in teaching, editing, publishing, business, and academe. Alumni have entered PhD programs at institutions such as U. of British Columbia, Cal/Berkeley, Cal/Davis, Cal/Irvine, Columbia, Chicago, Stanford, Washington, and Washington State, while others now serve as tenured or tenure-track faculty at such institutions as Kansas State, U of Cincinnati, and U of Nevada-Reno.


For more information about this graduate program, please contact:

Erin James, Director of Graduate Studies
Department of English
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 1102
Moscow, ID 83844-1102
Phone:  (208) 885-6156