Department of English at Michigan State University regularly offers a range of
graduate seminars across research areas. We also offer a Film Studies Graduate
Certificate for interested students. Masters and doctoral students may also
pursue graduate certifications and specializations offered by other departments
and programs across the university.
In addition to formal training in the classroom, our graduate students have access to professionalizing workshops, where faculty and advanced graduate students discuss pedagogy, writing in different academic genres, and academic publishing. Working with faculty coordinators, graduate students also propose and co-organize research workshops around specific critical questions. These research workshops meet to discuss readings, workshop student writing, and host outside speakers.