We offer four graduate programs: Master's degrees in Literary Studies, in Rhetoric and Communication Design, and in Experimental Digital Media—all of which can be taken in the co-op stream, as well as a Doctorate in Language and Literature.
Our Master of Arts degrees
- MA–Literary Studies (LIT), draws on the well known strengths of our department in all major areas of British, American, and Canadian literatures in English.
- MA–Rhetoric and Communication Design (RCD), is led by internationally renowned faculty with expertise in rhetoric, multimedia design and critique, discourse and text analysis, and professional communication.
- MA–Experimental Digital Media (XDM), anchored in our satellite facility the Critical Media Lab, features teaching and project direction by a core of influential digital scholars and artists.
Our Doctor of Philosophy degree
Our PhD, capitalizing on the same preeminent faculty that teach and direct the MA programs, allows students to develop singular research projects that combine literary, rhetorical, and digital studies.
"Theorized praxis" characterizes our degrees in all programs and at all levels. The praxis might involve soldering guns, web-design platforms, or a research library. The theory might come from Aristotle, Baudrillard, or Spivak. But we build games, sites, and essays, among other objects to think with, in careful conversation with the best thinkers who have interrogated texts and the cultural currents that shape them. That's our job, faculty and students. We love it.