Graduate Studies

Our graduate English program has been designed to prepare you for careers in the analysis and production of texts. Our advanced degree paths cover issues and skills in reading and writing, in the richest sense of these words-in order to prepare you to address these issues and to teach these skills.

Graduates of the program should be prepared for such careers as:

  • Teaching writing and literature
  • Teaching English as a second language
  • Professional editing
  • Writing for business, government, and other professions
2 faculty members and three graduate students smiling in front of amphitheater for Shakespeare in the Park

Grad Students and faculty at Shakespeare in the Park

Unlike traditional M.A. programs, which place heavy emphasis on literary history, the IUPUI program focuses on the application of English studies to contemporary situations and problems. The following programs are available:

Master’s in English

Master’s in TESOL

TESOL Certificate

Professional Editing Certificate

Teaching Writing Certificate

Teaching Literature Certificate

Choosing IUPUI 

Our faculty are internationally recognized, award-winning scholars whose areas of expertise span an impressive array of disciplines, including second language acquisition, teacher education, language learning and technology, sociolinguistics, socio-cultural theory, pragmatics, corpus linguistics, intercultural discourse, multilingual writing, and learner identity. We offer unique opportunities for interdisciplinary work, internships, and practice in applied linguistics, health discourse, teaching, editing, and tutoring. Our vibrant urban setting will provide you with diverse learning experiences and employment opportunities upon graduation.