""Welcome to UAB’s Graduate Program in English! Our Master of Arts program offers an intensive study of writing. Our flexible curriculum includes everything from small-group creative writing workshops, to courses in the design of effective business documents, to literature courses that examine how literature acts in the world, to the study of the structure of language. Our students graduate from our program with highly developed writing skills and a deeper understanding every aspect of writing.

Why UAB?

We are proud that UAB has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation as one of 51 national universities with both “Very High Research Activity” and “Community Engagement” and that Times Higher Education recently named UAB as the No. 1 young university in the United States. Our English department features small classes and attentive faculty.

At UAB you will work with faculty who are excellent teachers and mentors and also recognized experts in their fields. Our faculty includes many professors who publish and present their scholarship in venues all over the world. Many of our graduates have attended prestigious Ph.D. and M.F.A. programs; others have gone on to careers in publishing, technical writing, and advertising and to successful teaching careers; and still others—thanks to their skills in writing, analysis, and communications—have embarked on careers in human resources and customer relations, in database and library.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Choosing an Advisor

Choosing an Advisor

Financial Support

Financial Support

Want More Information?

Please explore our program and admissions requirements. If you have questions, contact Dr. Rebecca Bach, graduate program director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (205) 934-8594. To receive additional information about the program, complete the form below.