The Department of English offers graduate programs leading to a Master of Arts in English (with a choice between Literature and Writing Concentrations) or to a Master of Fine Arts in Creative & Professional Writing. Information about each can be found by clicking the links below: M.A. in English (Literature and Writing Concentrations) M.F.A. in Creative & Professional Writing Graduate Assistantships Available A graduate assistantship is an academic award that carries a $6,000 stipend and a waiver of tuition and fees for the extent of the appointment. Graduate assistants are students who are matriculated and enrolled full-time in a graduate program. Graduate assistants work on campus a total of twenty hours per week. The deadline for the application is April 1. The application can be found on the Graduate Admissions webpage.