Welcome to the English Department’s MA graduate program.
Queens College is a selective senior college and has one of the best English departments in the CUNY system. We are proud of our award-winning faculty, which includes internationally renowned fiction writers and poets, specialists on topics ranging from early medieval saints’ lives to Hamlet to Herman Melville.
All of our graduate instructors have PhDs and have published important books in their fields (or are working on their first books). Most of the faculty members who teach in our graduate program also teach English courses at the CUNY Graduate Center (rated the top graduate program in English in the country by the 2000 National Doctoral Program Survey). So, you are getting personal instruction from some very distinguished instructors indeed.
Our famous “Evening Readings” series, administered by Joe Cuomo, has brought eminent writers like Susan Sontag, Salman Rushdie, A.S. Byatt, Jamaica Kincaid, and Arthur Miller to campus. Moreover, because of Queens College’s location in New York City, students here can avail themselves of some of the greatest resources in the world. The New York Public Library's millions of volumes, including rare books and archival materials, are available to students. In addition, poetry readings, experimental off-Broadway dramas, and writers’ workshops help inspire our creative writers. Moreover, our students can take exciting courses offered at major universities nearby.
Come visit our scenic campus, explore the impressive Rosenthal Library, and meet our faculty! We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant, challenging, exciting program.