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The Master of Arts in English​ focuses on historical, critical and pedagogical approaches to British, American, transnational and colonial literatures.  The Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing​ immerses students in the art and craft of creative writing, literary editing and teaching.  Both programs offer classes weekday evenings and on weekends, thus allowing students to earn their degrees without interrupting their busy daytime schedules.

Our well-established Writing and Publishing internship program affords students an opportunity to apply their learning in a range of professional venues: magazines, publishing houses, corporate communication departments, and television and radio broadcast studios.

Our unique Certificate in Teaching English in Two-Year Colleges​ prepares our graduates for careers in the classroom.  Students can select a number of Chicago-area community colleges for their training.  This certificate is available to students in both the MA in English and MA in Writing and Publishing.

Digital Humanities, or just simply "DH," is the name for a set of computer-based tools and methods used by people in the humanities. The Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities​ is an interdisciplinary program taught by faculty from across the university. It focuses on training students in the tools, methods, and real-world projects that have become central to cutting-edge humanities scholarship. In this certificate program you will develop hands-on experience with these powerful tools and participate in projects including text markup and analysis, the visualization of cultural objects and datasets, and the publication of results across several media.

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse offers a Graduate Certificate in TESOL​, which prepares students to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) in the U.S. or abroad. Comprised of courses in Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse; English; Bilingual-Bicultural Education; and Modern Languages, the TESOL Certificate can be completed by any DePaul graduate student. For students pursuing the MA in English, three of the four courses required for TESOL will also apply to the MA in English. Thus, attaining the TESOL Certificate requires taking only one course beyond the 12 courses for the MA in English.