Bradley’s graduate English program develops your critical understanding of literature and writing to take you another step toward a career in academia, creative writing and nonprofit writing professions.

91% career outcomes rate for 2020-21 graduates - 93% knowledge rate
12 to 1 student faculty ratio
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100% of classes taught by faculty

The Bradley Advantage

Bradley’s graduate English program strengthens your understanding of writing theory and communication practices. You can focus your studies through tracks in literature or writing. Both require you to complete an internship and a comprehensive final exam. The graduate program can be completed in three semesters, though you have five years to finish the degree.

Successful Outcomes

The graduate English degree successfully prepares you to advance in professional settings or to pursue a doctorate. Many K-12 teachers pursue the graduate degree to strengthen the knowledge within their fields. In recent years, most students found jobs or continued their education within six months of graduation. They’re working at places such as United Way, AmeriCorps, ConAgra Foods, and public school districts. Others are attending graduate schools at institutions such as Creighton University, the University of Illinois and Ohio State University.

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Peoria and Bradley

Bradley and Peoria share much in common — a diverse population, world-class research facilities, outstanding fine arts and entertainment, and a great sense of community. This bond provides our students with unique opportunities for internships, class projects and research.

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