Graduate Studies at Southern Miss!
Our department offers both master’s and doctoral degrees with an emphasis in literature or creative writing. Students in the M.A. program also can select the English education emphasis. The interaction in and out of the classroom among students from a variety of backgrounds and academic interests makes for a lively and dynamic intellectual environment. At the doctoral level, our department values the unique possibilities for scholarly and creative growth that emerge because of the dual tracks in literature and creative writing. Offering classes and public forums on craft and criticism, we are proud to highlight the advantages of literary scholars and creative writers studying alongside one another. With approximately eighty active students, our graduate program maintains a lively and robust culture of intellectual and creative activity. For more information, visit our website.