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English Department Will Host An Open House for Prospective Graduate Students April 5

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We are having an information session on our graduate programs in English on April 5 from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. in the Robert Bell building. A Ball State M.A. makes a great stepping stone to Ph.D. and M.F.A. programs; our M.A. students have gone on to join prestigious programs. M.A. students also continue on to degrees in other areas, such as Law, Museum Studies, and Library Science. In addition, an M.A. degree can be the next step toward a career in writing, publishing, editing, curating, marketing, or community college teaching or toward an alternative career within academia, (such as administration, marketing, etc…).

If students want to find out more about graduate school in English at Ball State, they can take a study break to consider what they will do after graduation. They will need to register in advance (the link to do so is on the main page of the English department website), but it’s free and they get lunch!

Graduate School for Creative Writers

Last week, Associate Professor Cathy Day convened a panel on graduate school for creative writing majorsThis panel, featuring creative writing faculty members Jill Christman, Cathy Day, Sean Lovelace, Michael Meyerhofer, and Matt Mullins, addressed common questions and concerns that prospective creative writing graduate students have. Follow the link below to see Cathy’s original post, “Graduate School for Creative Writers,” on her Literary Citizenship blog. The post contains links to resources that are relevant to students thinking about applying to graduate school as well as a complete transcript of the event.