Seton Hall University

College of Arts and Sciences



400 South Orange Avenue

South Orange, NJ 07079

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Seton Hall students pursing graduate degrees in English are as passionate and unique as the work they study. While they all share a love of language and a commitment to the written word, they pursue it in different forms: literature, writing or creative writing. We have a degree “spoke” for each, sprouting from a “hub” curriculum that covers research, literature and criticism. Students from this program continue on to Ph.D. and M.F.A. programs, teaching, and professional writing careers.


The English Department takes a holistic approach to literary studies, emphasizing both reading and advanced writing skills. All students complete a 12-credit “hub” of core requirements, which include literature, research and criticism courses. Then they choose to focus on one of three “spokes”: literature, writing or creative writing. In all three formats, students find engaging class discussions, connect with faculty mentors and receive one-on-one guidance to meet their goals.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Many Seton Hall students take advantage of loans and other financial aid to fund their education. A number of federal, state and private loan programs are available for your use.

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

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